The resilience of an ecosystem is measured on how well it can adapt to disturbances such as pollution and changes in land use.

Cardiff boasts a network of habitats, parks, and green spaces which are highly connected. Rivers Ely, Taff and Rhymney provide important habitat corridors. Maintaining and improving the connectivity of Cardiff’s ecosystem will be crucial if the city’s flora and fauna is to be resilient in the face of environmental change.

Furthermore, the resilience of our green spaces will not only protect wildlife but will also preserve important community assets that contribute to the physical and mental well-being of the city’s residents.

This map shows where the connectivity is likely to be relatively high for a wide range of wildlife and reflects the extent and diversity of wildlife habitats in the landscape.