Giants Causeway Conservation
With the hundreds of thousands of visitors that come to the Giant’s Causeway – it’s important to know that this UNESCO World Heritage site will be preserved and protected for future generations to appreciate and explore. Conservation is a huge priority for the team at the National Trust and reflected in the ‘Forever, For Everyone’ message. Tourists have been visiting since the 19th Century, however, since the 1060’s there has been a shift towards conserving the area.
Long gone are the days of taking home ‘souvenir’ stones from the site – you’ll certainly appreciate the work of all those involved in the preservation of the Giant’s Causeway and the positive impact it has had.
This area of geological importance benefits from a dedicated team of rangers and volunteers, who work right across the year to ensure minimum impact from the visiting tourists. A wide range of tasks help with the maintenance and conservation, which in turn supports the natural habitat for the flora and fauna.
The area boasts rare species, alongside the more familiar wildlife and when walking the paths and trails around the site, you may be lucky to catch a sighting.
In 1987, it was declared a national nature reserve and you can find a range of seabirds, including the cormorant and razorbill, as well as sea plants, such as the frog orchid, in the area.
If you make a visit the Giant’s Causeway and are part of this spectacular setting – you can be safe in the knowledge that the beauty and breathtaking scenery, will be enjoyed by many, many more.