About Us

Fungi in Castle Woods

Fungi in Castle Woods

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales manages over 4,000 acres of some of the region’s most precious wild places in the form of over 80 nature reserves. This diverse area boasts magnificent coastline, islands, rugged mountains, the heritage rich ex-coalmining valleys and the richest agricultural land in Wales. We publish a variety of reports about our work.

We sometimes have positions come up at the Trust, so please check our Jobs Pages to see what is currently available.

The Trust is built upon the shoulders of giants in the conservation world, sadly many of those are no longer with us and we remember some of them here in our Absent Friends section.

We are managed by a Trustee Board, which are an important part of our governance. Why not join us? Help us protect wildlife for the future.

The Trust is part of a wider movement of 47 Wildlife Trusts which cover the whole of the British Isles. The Trusts have the same aim which is an environment rich in wildlife for everyone and some core values which include:

To create A Living Landscape

To secure Living Seas

To inspire people about the natural world

To encourage individual action for wildlife and the environment

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, as it stands, has only been in existence since April 2002 formed by merger of West Wales Wildlife Trust and Glamorgan Wildlife Trust but it has a long history of protecting wildlife which started before the Second World War in Pembrokeshire.

We manage over 80 reserves across Ceredigion, East Glamorgan (including Cardiff) and West Glamorgan (including Swansea and Gower), Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire and we do this solely through donations, legaciesmembership and fundraising.

We work with a wide variety of organisations who enable us to do our work either through support or funding.