Press Releases

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  • Water Vole Release Victory in Carmarthenshire! Water vole releaseOn a beautiful sunny morning in May ourselves, Natural Resources Wales and a team of dedicated volunteers carried out the exciting second phase of the Water Vole release project at Ffrwd Farm Nature Reserve, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire. Approximately 180 Water Voles were released under phase two. Our own Dr Lizzie Wilberforce said, ‘Water Voles are Wales’ fastest ...
  • Water for People and Wildlife in Swansea Garden_PondA 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, ...
  • Wheeling for wildlife in Northern Spain Mike PhilipsWildlife Trust supporter Michael Philips is soon to be seen donning lycra and cycling across Northern Spain to Santiago de Compostella and has chosen to raise money for WTSWW on the way. Having lost two close friends, Kathleen and Stephen, in the last year, Mike chose WTSWW as the charity that they would support themselves. We would ...
  • Fighting fire with fire Delicate burn at Y Gweira by G WatkeysThis week we teamed up with the South Wales Fire Service to carry out a controlled burn at Y Gweira Nature Reserve.  The reserve is part of the Llantrisant Common & Pastures Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a fantastic mosaic of marshy grassland, wet heath and raised bogs, which has been grazed by the Freemen of ...
  • Teifi Marshes Emergency Hide Appeal Burnt Hide and Nia StephensToday (5/3/2015) our Curlew Hide at Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve has been burnt to the ground. Please donate now to raise money to build better, more secure hides on the reserve - details at bottom of this post on how to donate Over the last few days (5th March 2015) Teifi Marshes has been serious ...
  • Puffins Hit Hard by Last Winter’s Storms Puffin with sand eels in May weedAs the first storms of the winter turn the Atlantic into a gargantuan washing machine, research is revealing the harsh consequences of last winter’s storms for seabirds in Wales. Dr Matt Wood, from the University of Gloucestershire, is helping to uncover the consequences for thousands of puffins on Skomer Island, in Wales. Around 50,000 dead seabirds, ...
  • Songbird survival in the face of starvation Reed warblerMany of the migratory songbirds that visit our shores in the summer to nest and raise their young spend the winter in the heart of Africa. A team of ornithologists from Cardiff University have recently discovered some of the surprising survival strategies that these birds use to avoid starvation in the arid regions on the fringes ...