The biodiversity and landscapes that exist in the National Park today are the result of thousands of years of human use interacting with natural processes. A stunning variety of habitats can be found in National Park, from the exposed open moors of the uplands, to the gravel strewn beds of the river Usk. This variety provides homes for thousands of species, some of which are found no where else on Earth.
The environment of the National Park is a semi-natural landscape, one formed of natural systems but influenced by mankinds management of the land. The fact that the Park is a "cultural landscape" is important to remember as the management of the Park's environment involves close working with the people who live and work in the Park.
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