Become a member today and help protect the wildlife of South and West Wales.
Thank you – membership is our only stable source of income. By joining us today you will be helping to ensure that Wales’ wild places will be enjoyed for generations to come. You will make a difference!
You can join either by calling us at the office on 01656 724 100, and pay by credit card, and ask for Nic, Jane or Jon or online by clicking one of the options below or via Direct Debit.
- What Will I Receive?
- Treats for Children and Families
- Why Become a Member?
- Protecting Wildlife
- Our Donor Charter
Here’s what you’ll receive
- Access to all of our nature reserves including unlimited free landing at the fantastic Skomer Island during April, August and September and a total of 2 free landings between May and July. Free access across National Trust land to access our Dinefwr Castle this is per member (you can access the castle and our woodlands for free from the road if you park in Llandeilo), and Free parking at the Welsh Wildlife Centre at Cilgerran.
- Early booking for volunteer places and accommodation at Skomer Island.
- Three issues of The Warbler, our own newsletter telling you all about local conservation news, inserted into this is also the Welsh Wildlife, our Wales wide magazine with the the latest news, features and photographs from the Wildlife Trusts in Wales.
- Three issues of The Natural World, The UK wide magazine featuring articles detailing essential conservation work, campaigns and photographs from across the British Isles.
- A welcome pack containing a guide to our reserves, an events guide, a local newsletter detailing progress on our recent work, magazines and a car sticker.
- A free monthly e-newsletter.
Inspiring future generations
In addition to everything you receive for individual membership if you join as a family you will benefit from Wildlife Watch membership for your children or grandchildren. Wildlife Watch is the junior branch of the Wildlife Trusts and opens up the world of wildlife to children.
With Family Membership children receive:
- Wildlife Watch magazine four times per year, containing lots of colourful photo’s, activities, games and a wall poster in each issue.
- A starter pack containing the Wildlife Watcher’s handbook, a membership card, a sticker sheet and badge.
- Access to the Wildlife Watch website with games, competitions, downloads and the ‘Badger’s Blog’.
- An email newsletter for children full of activities for the younger naturalist.
Protecting our future
Red squirrels, dolphins, harvest mice, ospreys, puffins, seals and so much more. You have some amazing wildlife on your doorstep and we have been protecting it for over 70 years.
Without the support of our members none of this would have been impossible.
By joining us you will make a difference
- Learn about your countryside.
- Experience wildlife first hand.
- Explore your local reserves.
- Discover amazing wildlife.
- Have fun with the whole family.
- Protect Welsh wildlife for the future.
- Enjoy free great days out.
- Make a real difference.
Standing up for wildlife
In the last few years The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales has:
- managed over 80 of the most ecologically important nature reserves in Wales
- responded to hundreds of planning applications, in order to protect the local environment from potentially harmful development
- campaigned for Marine Protected Areas and has fought both the logic and policies which undervalues wildlife and is prepared to sacrifice it for short term gain
- educated thousands of children and adults of all abilities about the wonders of the natural world on their doorsteps
- run hundreds of inspiring events for all ages
- campaigned tirelessly against an poorly researched blanket cull of badgers in Pembrokeshire whilst working closely with WAG to support the development of alternatives to culling such as vaccination
- worked shoulder to shoulder with landowners entrusted with wildlife rich habitats to help them keep them healthy and safe for the future
The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales is a member of the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) We have made a promise to be honest, transparent, clear and accountable in all our fundraising activity, enabling you to give with confidence.
We know that our membership of the FRSB will build trust and confidence in charitable giving and encourage more people to provide essential support for nature conservation. As members of the scheme, we follow the Institute of Fundraising’s (IOF) Code of Fundraising Practice and make the following promise;
We Are Committed to High Standards
We insist that our staff fundraisers and volunteers working with us to raise funds comply with the Code and with this promise. We do not employ third party or agency fundraisers to work on our behalf.
We comply with the law including those that apply to data protection, health and safety and the environment.
We Are Honest and Open
We tell the truth and do not exaggerate
We do what we say we are going to do
We answer all reasonable questions about costs of fundraising and other fundraising activities.
We Are Clear
We are clear about who we are, what we do and how your gifts are used.
We have no promotional agreements with other commercial companies.
We give a clear explanation of how you can make a gift and amend a regular commitment.
We Are Respectful
We respect the rights, dignities and privacy of our supporters and beneficiaries.
We will not put undue pressure on you to make a gift and if you do not want to give or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision.
If you tell us that you don’t want us to contact you in a particular way we will not do so.
We will not sell or pass your details to any third party.
We Are Fair and Reasonable
We take care not to use any images or words that cause unjustifiable distress or offence.
We take care not to cause unreasonable nuisance or disruption.
We Are Accountable
If you are unhappy with anything we’ve done whilst fundraising, you can contact us with your concern.
The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales is committed to transparency and accountability. We aim to resolve any concerns as quickly and as amicably as possible. If you have any concerns about the way we fundraise, we encourage you to get in touch with us with your feedback. Please do so by contacting our Membership Manager, Jon Cooper or our Marketing Manager, Gina Gavigan on 01656724100 .
If we are unable to resolve a concern quickly the complaint can be referred to the FRSB for an independent resolution.