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Door to Door Recruiters – Across South & West Wales

Looking to supplement your income or pension? Wanting to work flexible hours? We welcome applications from all ages to our brilliant membership team. Location: Across south and west Wales Hours: 12-15 per week. Permanent, seasonal. Subject to completion of a probationary period. The role: We are looking for people to join our membership recruiting team to spread the message about our work and sign up new members.It’s a simple soft-sell, two step approach. You hand out recruitment booklets to interested people at their houses and on a prearranged day you go back and pick up the booklet and sign up any interested parties.…

Membership card abuse costs charity thousands in needed income

Landing fees for Skomer Island provide an essential income stream to support the important work on the island. The amount of money generated is affected by poor weather and the associated ‘no boat days’. Skomer IslandIn some years the funds generated by the landing fees have fallen short of the amount required to deliver the important work that is required because of high winds and poor weather. We have also witnessed an increase over recent years of the lending of membership cards to non-members who do not contribute to the Wildlife Trust so they can benefit from free landing.…

Hammertime

Meet the latest addition to our team at The Welsh wildlife Centre. This is Hammer, the Greater Spotted Woodpecker in his new home. He was created by Jeni & Dominic he took around three weeks to make with the whole family having input into his creation. Hammer the WoodpeckerHe was named by their son Iolo after a woodpecker who regularly visited the garden and seemed to be telling them to make a woodpecker! He is made of recycled foam and local organic sheep’s wool.…

Water for People and Wildlife in Swansea

A natural water system is a finely balanced thing, relying on wetlands, ponds, trees and plants to slow down the journey of water into rivers to create a healthy home where people and wildlife can flourish. So what happens when we pave over these green areas? Water is no longer absorbed by soil and vegetation, and runs quickly off hard surfaces into rivers often carrying pollutants which can impact our rivers and beaches. In storm conditions, instead of being held back as it would be in a natural system, water is delivered to rivers in one hit, which can lead to devastating flooding and overloaded drains and sewers which can cause damage to wildlife.…

May Half Term Activities at the Welsh Wildlife Centre

Come along to the Welsh Wildlife Centre this May Half Term for a week of fantastic events! Silent World Experience Join in with Silent World’s interactive session where you can see, handle and learn all about their weird and wonderful creatures such as snakes, scorpions, water dragons, creepy crawlies and much more! You can also take a look at what goes on underwater at Teifi Marshes at our Pond Dipping session. Get crafty by making keyrings, finger puppets and felt birds or you can paint your own piece of Teifi slate, design your very own bag for life.…

Take action to save funding for wildlife from the LCF

Please help. You can make a significant contribution to our effort to save this fund for wildlife and conservation by submitting a response to the Welsh Government consultation by 19 May 2015. The more voices speaking in favour of continuing to use these funds to support the voluntary sector and wildlife projects, the stronger our case. Welsh Government regularly receive fewer than 100 responses to their consultations, so your letter really COULD make a difference. Please write to, or email, Welsh Government (FinancialReformMailbox@wales.gsi.gov.uk) to urge them to continue to use the Landfill Communities Fund to fund wildlife projects.…