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Wales, a country in the United Kingdom, is rich in history, architecture, rugged coastlines, stunning mountains, and wooded forests. Just this month, Wales announced a $5M budget to put towards a National Forest that will run the “length and breadth of Wales.”

The woodland forest is to “play an important role in protecting nature and addressing biodiversity loss.” Not only is the country putting 5M towards this forest plan but also an additional $10M is budgeted to plant trees across all of Wales.

The woodland forests not only benefit the locals but also draw tourism. The current forests already have walking trails, bridges, and accommodations for hikers and the same will be organized in this new forest.

The decision to allocate such a budget towards the forest scape was strategically planned with both the country of Wales and the world as a whole in mind. According to Energy Live News…

“Mark Drakeford, First Minister, said: ‘There is no escaping the huge environmental challenges the world is facing – the February floods have brought that home to us in Wales in the most devastating way.

“We have a responsibility to future generations to protect nature from the dangers of our changing climate but a healthy natural environment will also offer protection to our communities from the dangers we ourselves face.

“Trees improve air quality, they remove harmful greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, they provide material for construction, they regenerate soil for food, they clean the water in our rivers and they provide a home to all the life that finds shelter in their canopy.'”

Hopefully more countries will follow suit! The country of Wales puts in so much effort to sustain its beauty, functionality, and the planet. Check out these shots of the beautiful landscapes across Wales:

The beauty and serenity of Rhaeadr Fawr/Aber Falls is stunning.

The coastline is uncomparable – so ancient and powerful.

Castle ruins and old architecture tie the nature scenes together.

Church Doors Cove may not look like a church, but you know there’s powerful divine energy there.

Much of Wales look straight out of a fairy tale, like this little village shot with the blossomed flowers.

A walking path dotted with woodland trees.

A frosty morning makes things that much more magical.