Teifi Marshes: Emergency Hide Appeal

We are devastated to announce that our popular Kingfisher hide was burnt to the ground

This happened at around 9pm on Tuesday (24th September, 2019) evening in what looks like a malicious arson attack.

As a wildlife conservation charity money is a very limited resource for us. When deliberate acts of arson are carried out on reserve buildings, both time and money that could be spent on crucial conservation work to protect endangered species and protect important habitats often has to be spent on replacing these, it really is soul destroying for the team, volunteers and visitors.

We believe that it would cost in the region of £20,000 to replace Kingfisher hide with similar size fire resistant structure.

What happened at Kingfisher hide really does threaten the future of the reserve, both as an important wildlife haven and as a place for people to enjoy engaging with our Welsh wildlife.

Someone knows who carried out this attack. We are appealing to the local community in Cilgerran and Cardigan to help us by being our eyes and ears as the police conduct their investigation.

We are working with our insurers to assess the damage and hopefully implement fire preventive action to avoid this happening again. Our insurance will only cover a like for like replacement, this is no longer a suitable option.

Therefore, we are fundraising to support the additional costs of purchasing a fire resistant structure and the implementation of security options in light of the growing spate of vandalism and arson on the reserve.

Please give generously. Thank you.


Click on the link opposite to make a secure payment online using your credit or debit card.

Please donate now and help us rebuild Kingfisher Hide

By Telephone

We can accept credit cards over the telephone – just phone our office in Tondu on 01656 724100 quoting the Teifi Marshes Appeal and ask for the Membership Department.

By Post

We are happy to accept cheques, postal orders or CAF card payments through the post. Please download the Donation Form – make a note that this is the Teifi Marshes Hide Appeal and send it with your donation to:

Membership Department, The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, The Nature Centre, Tondu, Bridgend, CF32 0EH