His report highlights how large tracts of the Cambrians are protected habitats due to their unique ecologies.
HILL farmers fear moves to "re-wild" the Cambrian Mountains would be akin to the herding of native Americans onto reserves to satisfy a "romantic whim".
"Even relatively small numbers of livestock can now keep the hills denuded." This is rejected by the FUW report, "The Role of Grazing Animals and Agriculture in the Cambrian Mountains".
In the early 1970s, the Cambrians looked close to becoming a national park after spending seven years going through the designation process.
And yet the Cambrian mountains have fallen into "a tourism black hole", it is claimed.
He told the Western Mail, "The Cambrian Mountains have been something of a black hole that people tend to drive through to get to other places in Wales.
THIS weekend's Cambrian Rally has attracted some of the UK's leading motorsport stars to North Wales but there will also be plenty of homegrown talent on display vying for top honours.
The Cambrian Rally starts on Llandudno promenade at 8am on Saturday and takes in classic special timed stages in the Penmachno and Clocaenog forests before returning to the finish on the promenade in the late afternoon.
He also wants to make the Cambrian his sixth BTRDA win of the season.
FRESH calls have been made for the Cambrian mountains to be recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB).
Cambrian Active, a group of 60 businessmen, claimed the location had fallen into a tourism "black hole".
The lunchtime reception at Clarence House was to introduce award-winning Cambrian Mountains Lamb to meat and catering suppliers, as well as leading London restaurateurs and food writers.
Cambrian Mountains lamb is produced by a group of 21 farmers in Mid Wales whose native bred, mountain lambs graze freely on the hills of varied grasses and herbs.
In 1965, a bid to designate a Cambrian Mountains National Park failed.
'Ultimately, our aim is to brand the Cambrian Mountains in such a way that it will be able to compete with other well known tourism destinations such as Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons.