Press Releases

Lapwing on Parc Slip by MJ Clark

Threatened Lapwing Given Urgently Needed Support

A 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. Lapwing on Parc Slip by MJ Clark 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 of a mixture of meadows, wetlands and woodland. Thanks to this funding one of the key species on the reserve, the Lapwing, will be receiving a major boost over the next few months.…
Basking Shark by JP Trenque

Megafauna Hotspots: the Missing Link in Marine Protection

New 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 explains why The Wildlife Trusts want to see these newly identified hotspots (special areas on which whales, dolphins and basking sharks most depend) protected by law. …
A New Reserve on Gower and Funding from Sita Trust

A New Reserve on Gower and Funding from Sita Trust

The 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. Clearing Scrub on the Dranges by Becca Killay The Dranges is a 17ha site in the Gower near Swansea. It incorporates dry species-rich grassland, marshy grassland, water courses, ponds and woodland. This site was owned and managed sympathetically for conservation for three decades by one of WTSWW’s founder members, John Pressdee.…
Apprentices at Dow Corning

Young Apprentices Help Wildlife in Barry

Young apprentices in Barry are busy protecting wildlife as part of a campaign supported by The Co-operative. Apprentices at Dow Corning 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 supporting native species and improving habitats for some of Wales’ rarest and most endangered wildlife, and empowering the people of Wales to become wildlife heroes themselves by taking small steps in their gardens or local communities.…
Breast, fly or crawl…let’s hope Dave can swim it all!

Breast, fly or crawl…let’s hope Dave can swim it all!

David Astins Dodging dolphins, avoiding jelly fish and battling the Pembrokeshire currents to raise money for charity. 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 beautiful Skokholm Island approximately 2.5 miles in a straight line! The Wildlife Trust have carried out research and have yet to find someone who has successfully completed and recorded the swim from the mainland to the island, so this is quite possibly a first!  …