Teifi Marshes Emergency Hide Appeal

Today (5/3/2015) our Curlew Hide at Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve has been burnt to the ground. Please donate now to raise money to build better, more secure hides on the reserve – details at bottom of this post on how to donate

Over the last few days (5th March 2015) Teifi Marshes has been serious victim of vandalism, starting with some minor damage to the boardwalks and resulting in a serious fire that has destroyed a hide which is popular with local people who are interested in their local wildlife.

Burnt Hide and Nia Stephens

Burnt Hide and Nia Stephens

This is not the first time vandalism has happened on the reserve, in fact it’s the third time this year. The scale of the damage and lack of care is another indicator of how disengaged people are from what happens at Teifi Marshes.

As a charity when things like this happen, time and money have to be diverted from the important nature conservation work to repairing the damage.

It is key for all people to experience wildlife, even the people who destroyed the hide, Nia Stephens the officer responsible for the site said

“We were very sad to see the state of the reserve this morning, it’s quite shocking to see the damage that has been done. I would like to meet the people who have done this damage and show them the effect it has on other local people who do enjoy the wildlife. I honestly believe that if they got to experience the incredible wildlife they would come to love it too and would not damage these important local resources.

I am now inviting anyone who has committed acts of vandalism on the reserve to come along to our events. Please see why what we are doing here is so important for you.”

Please make a donation

On-Line

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

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 Membersip 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