Many areas of blanket bog in Wales have been modified by a long history of burning, peat-cutting and overgrazing, but still support active peat-forming species. When considering the condition of blanket bogs in Wales, particularly like this area on the lower hills and mountains of Elenydd , we must also take the increasingly milder winters, lower elevation and southerly location into account. Even without modification, these locations would differ to the habitats found on higher mountains further north. Perhaps the critical issue on Welsh blanket bogs is to prevent further modifications and deterioration through cutting, burning and overgrazing and to allow the bogs to continue active peat-building and contributing to carbon sequestration.