Press Releases

Monty when he was alive by Steve Hartley

Greedy Dolphin ‘Died Of Gluttony’

A Cardigan Bay bottlenose dolphin found dead on a beach on the Lleyn Peninsular ‘died of asphyxiation’. And the animal, known as Monty, was one of those photographed and identified by researchers at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC) at New Quay. CBMWC’s science officer Sarah Perry was able to match marks on the

Guillemot by Dave Boyle

Conference highlights international importance of Pembrokeshire’s seabirds

Just a few short weeks after the massive wrecks of dead seabirds across the western coast of Europe, a conference in Cardiff has highlighted the international importance of Pembrokeshire’s seabird colonies, particularly on the islands of Skomer and Skokholm. The conference took place at Cardiff University on 3rd of April- coincidentally, the date the first

Tilly's Butterfly

Local School Children Create Wicked Wildlife From Waste!

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales recently ran a competition for schools in South Wales to turn any school and household waste into wicked wildlife! Children were challenged to create animals using waste from around school or home, such as bumblebees from bottle tops or badgers from crisp packets. We had a fantastic response,

Teifi marsh and scrub

Poisoning Pigeons in the Park….

Those of a certain age may recall the American mathematician and humourist Tom Lehrer’s 1959 song “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park”… “All the world seems in tune on a spring afternoon, when we’re poisoning pigeons in the park”… This amusing ditty, a big favourite of my father’s, came to mind this week while I spent

Dead razorbill washed up

Seabird wrecks hit the Welsh Coast

Following one of the stormiest winters on record, the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales is reporting that wrecks of dead seabirds are now being recorded in Wales, with dead birds washing ashore on many of our beaches. The Wildlife Trust, which manages the internationally important seabird islands of Skomer and Skokholm on the

Torrent on the Teifi by L Maiden

Wild Weather Causes Difficulty for Water Dwelling Wildlife

After a glorious summer and mild autumn, 2014 made it’s entry with high winds, storm surges and widespread flooding across Wales.  This wet weather has not only caused difficulty and frustration for people, but also has the potential to spell disaster for wildlife, especially those creatures that make their homes in and around our waterways.