The National Park’s biodiversity - the variety of life - makes it a very special place to be. Find out more about the species and habitats, including our emblem, the curlew, the Border mires and the nationally threatened red squirrel. Special feature articles will focus on one particular aspect of our wildlife.Today, hill farming of cattle and sheep is a major influence on the landscape of the National Park. The characteristic heather moors are the product of management, either for grouse or for sheep. carefully managed for grouse shooting. Our farming pages will explain much more about the state of the countryside at the turn of the Millennium.