Payment scheme supports Welsh countryside improvements

The Welsh countryside is improving, helped by a payments for ecosystem services scheme, according to the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

The Glastir scheme is leading to environmental improvements. Photograph: David Martyn Hughes/123RFThe condition of blanket bogs, streams and biodiversity in Wales is improving and is being helped by the Welsh Government’s payments for ecosystem services scheme, according to a report.

The Glastir scheme offers farmers and landowners money for delivering goods and services aimed at combating climate change, improving water management and soil quality, maintaining and enhancing biodiversity and creating woodland.

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