Press Releases

Water Vole by Margaret Holland

Help Us Find Ratty

Mole’s friend Ratty, the misnamed water vole, has faced some serious threats over the last few decades. Water voles are a protected species but sadly these cute creatures are in decline due to habitat loss and predation by American mink. The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales have an exciting new project starting in

The Wildlife Trusts’ Guide to a Garden Winter Wonderland

The Wildlife Trusts’ Guide to a Garden Winter Wonderland

In a world that is rapidly losing its green spaces, our gardens are mini wildlife havens that are becoming increasingly important for wildlife. Over winter, when ‘the weather outside is frightful’, there is much you can do to help your garden wildlife survive and even attract new species to your garden. Here are the Wildlife

Biomass boiler by WWC N Walton

The Welsh Wildlife Centre benefits from green energy

The replacement of the degrading boiler system at the Welsh Wildlife Centre with a new biomass boiler has finally been completed. The Austrian ‘Guntamatic Powerchip 50’ biomass boiler was installed by TRECO, a UK company, and was commissioned in the middle of October. This boiler was chosen for to its ability to utilise a variety

Common Female Toad by A Price

Watch out for frogs and toads in your bonfire pile.

It’s that time of year again when we build bonfires, nibble on a toffee apple and make pretty patterns in the air with a sparkler.  We would just like to remind you of the wildlife which could be hiding in your bonfires. In autumn, hedgehogs, frogs, newts and toads search for places to hibernate and

Bottlenose dolphin by Doug Perrine

Seaside Fun

What we see when we look out at those beautiful blue waters on a summers day is only a tiny fraction of the picture. Welsh seas are incredibly rich with life, from dolphins to sunfish, exotic looking corals to leatherback turtles. These seas are just as rich as any you will find in the Caribbean

Greater Butterfly Orchid by Philip Precey

Blooming Butterflies

Greater butterfly orchids are a wonderful and unusual flower which are an increasingly rare sight in our countryside. They usually can be found in hay meadows and as we have lost around 90% of our meadows we have also lost the habitat which supports these stunning flowers. There is excellent news for the orchid this

First Minister, Dr Rhys and Rudi Tarka Challenge Pond dip

New Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre off to a Flying Start

On May Bank Holiday Weekend, the new Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre at Parc Slip was opened to the public again for the first time.  The weekend celebrations began on Saturday 25th May, when the new centre was officially opened by the First Minister, The Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones AM, AC. Others present at the opening