Press Releases

For all press releases or media inquiries please contact our Communications Officer Lyndsey Maiden on 07799 050805/01656 724100

  • Badger Vaccination Resumes in Llandeilo EcoCon delivering badger vaccine at Dinefwr Castle WoodsWork has just begun on the year two programme of its five year plan to vaccinate the badgers in our Castle Woods nature reserve, Llandeilo. The steep woodlands at Castle Woods nature reserve are home to a large number of badger setts, and rare breed cattle graze on the adjacent pasture land, including along the fertile ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Great Wall of Coed y Bwl The great wall of Coed y BwlOn a dark and stormy night last autumn, gale force winds off the Bristol Channel hit Coed-y-Bwl Reserve with enough force to bring down a 25ft section of perimeter wall – sending chunks of limestone rolling down the precious wild daffodil slope, leaving a trail of debris and in their wake Volunteers were quickly on the ...
  • Threatened Lapwing Given Urgently Needed Support Lapwing by MJ ClarkA vital Lapwing revival project will be undertaken at Parc Slip Nature Reserve, on the outskirts of Bridgend, thanks to a Landfill Communities Fund grant of £26,060 from SITA Trust. Parc Slip Nature Reserve is owned and managed by The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW). The reserve is a restored opencast site consisting ...
  • Megafauna Hotspots: the Missing Link in Marine Protection Basking Shark by JP TrenqueNew report highlights need to protect important places for dolphins, whales and basking sharks Today (4 November) a new report identifies four important Welsh ‘megafauna hotspots’ around our shores for the first time and highlights the need to protect them. Save Our Ocean Giants – the protected areas we need for dolphins, whales and basking sharks ...
  • A New Reserve on Gower and Funding from Sita Trust Adult marsh fritillary by Rob ParryThe Wildlife Trust of South West Wales( WTSWW)  is celebrating the news that it has secured a £70,000 grant from SITA Trust to enhance The Dranges for species including a rare species of butterfly. The Dranges is a 17ha site in the Gower near Swansea. It incorporates dry species-rich grassland, marshy grassland, water courses, ponds and ...
  • Young Apprentices Help Wildlife in Barry Apprentices at Dow CorningYoung apprentices in Barry are busy protecting wildlife as part of a campaign supported by The Co-operative. Welsh Wildlife Heroes is a national campaign run by Wildlife Trusts Wales and funded entirely by the money collected from the single-use carrier bag charge in The Co-operative food stores and pharmacies in Wales. The focus of the campaign is ...