Press Releases

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  • 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.... Read More » The Dranges is a 17ha site in the Gower near Swansea. It incorporates dry species-rich grassland, marshy grassland, water ...
  • 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.... Read More » 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.... Read More ...
  • Rare Bumblebees found at Dow Corning’s Cadoxton Ponds Nature Reserve Shrill carder bee by Bumblebee Conservation TrustFor the past few years the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) has been managing Dow Corning’s Cadoxton Ponds Nature Reserve for in Barry. As part of the management, WTSWW has been carrying out a range of species surveys including birds, butterflies, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians. These surveys have produced an already ...
  • Communities Act to Save the Red Squirrel in Mid Wales Red Squirrel by Jon HawkinsOver 50 people congregated in community centres across mid Wales last week to find out about how local people can act to save the red squirrel in mid Wales.  The 3 events, held in Tregaron, Rhandirmwyn and Llanwrtyd Wells were hosted by the Mid Wales Red Squirrel Partnership and featured guest speaker, Jackie Foott from ...
  • Breast, fly or crawl…let’s hope Dave can swim it all! Dave Astins 1Dodging dolphins, avoiding jelly fish and battling the Pembrokeshire currents to raise money for charity.... Read More » On the 22nd of August at approximately 7am Dave Astins, a daring volunteer and supporter of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales will be attempt a treacherous sponsored swim from Marloes Sands, across Marloes Bay to ...
  • The Not So Early Bird Puffling on Skomer Island by David BoyleBirds on Skomer Island are having a tough year. After the winter storms, which killed many thousands of puffins, guillemots and razorbills, the birds are facing ongoing challenges.... Read More » Normally puffins would be laying their eggs in early May and their young ones would have already fledged and be starting to leave the nests ...
  • Baffled Over Dolphin Attacks Dolphin attacking porpoise by Natasha MasseyScientists in west Wales are puzzled by what appears to be a spate of violent attacks by Cardigan Bay’s famous bottlenose dolphins on smaller porpoises.... Read More » Already this summer there have been at least four incidents.... Read More » In May, volunteers from New Quay-based Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC) rescued a porpoise that ...