Press Releases

Beaver Our Guest - Hanc gives a warm Welsh welcome to Oak Tree Cottage The Cwtch by L.Maiden-1

Beaver our guest at Oak Tree Cottage!

Visitors to the Welsh Wildlife Centre and Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve had a real treat this weekend when they met the newest member of the Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales team…Hanc the Afanc! (Afanc is Welsh word for Beaver). Hanc was the ‘Welcome Ambassador’ at the Welsh Wildlife Centre and Oak Tree Holiday

Red Squirrel by Graham Eaton

Co-operating for a Brighter Future for Red Squirrels in Mid Wales

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) has employed a new officer to help protect red squirrels in mid Wales thanks to funding from Environment Wales, The Co-operative’s carrier bag levy and a number of private donations and other grant funds. The new Mid Wales Red Squirrel Officer, Becky Hulme, will work to

Island in glass

Island in glass

Not Your Bog Standard Loo Window Skokholm Island has a history of unusual toilets and its latest is no exception. Previous toilets have been adorned with art work from generations of wildlife enthusiasts. The newest addition should inspire many a wildlife enthusiast. Instead of your bog standard loo window Skokholm Island has a stained glass

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