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.
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.