Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

One of 47 Wildlife Trusts across the UK. We are the fourth largest in area, covering from Cardiff and Caerphilly in the east to Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire in the west, and include three of the West Wales islands amongst our 90 or so nature reserves. Our priorities are to manage these reserves for wildlife and provide educational opportunities.

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Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales is the largest Welsh Government Sponsored Body. Natural Resources Wales were formed in April 2013, largely taking over the functions of the Countryside Council for Wales, Forestry Commission Wales and the Environment Agency in Wales, as well as certain Welsh Government functions.

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Dolphin Survey Boat Trips

See the local wildlife of Cardigan Bay with the experts! Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre and Dolphin Survey Boat Trips work closely together, carrying out research on the marine wildlife in Cardigan Bay and the Irish Sea. Dolphin Survey Boat Trips are the original dolphin research and eco-tourism trips running out of New Quay, west Wales.

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Cardigan Bay SAC

Find out more about the Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation (SAC), what’s so special about the site and site management.

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Marine Environmental Monitoring

Subcontractor for the co-ordination and carcass retrieval of Welsh marine mammal and turtle strandings. By keeping accurate records of all strandings, an indication of what species occur around the UK can be built up and records of mortality can quickly highlight unusual numbers of strandings, flagging up potential problems.
Part of the collaborative UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP).

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UK Cetacean Strandings and Investigation Programme (CSIP)

CSIP has been running since 1990 and is funded by Defra and the Devolved Administrations. We coordinate the investigation of all whales, dolphins, porpoises, marine turtles and basking sharks that strand around the UK coastline.



Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) is the national membership body for voluntary organisations in Wales.

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Embroidered items and promotional printing in west Wales

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howies is an active clothing company that believes in making higher quality, lower impact products for our sports and day-to-day lives.

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Small World Productions

Small World is an award winning film and television production company working mainly on environment, development and animal welfare issues. Small World works with both broadcasters and clients to create communication products which make a difference!

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Marine conservation and environmental organisations

Gower Marine Mammals Project

The Gower Marine Mammals Project aims to promote greater awareness and understanding of the marine mammals that are found in the seas around South Wales. We are currently conducting research into the activities and distribution of harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) in the Bristol Channel.

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Keep Wales Tidy

For a clean, safe and tidy Wales

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Sea Trust

Based in Pembrokeshire, the aims of Sea Trust are to promote awareness of the marine environment and its biodiversity amongst the community and to conduct and encourage research that will improve the knowledge of local marine biodiversity.

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Whale and Dolphin Conservation

WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, is the world’s leading global charity dedicated to defending whales and dolphins from the threats that they face.

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Tourist Information

For information about New Quay, where to stay and what to do

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Cardigan Bay Watersports

Based in New Quay, watersports to suit all ages and budgets

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Wales Holidays

Locally-based national cottage agency for Wales

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Wales Cottage Holidays

Wales Cottage Holidays, part of the Original Cottages Family; an independent family run company, is a long-established and experienced holiday lettings business. With over 1,200 properties to choose from in every area of Wales, our local experts can help you find the perfect Welsh stay whether you want coast or country, mountain or valley, city centre or rural retreat. Sleeping between 1 and 38 people, and with almost half of our properties allowing pets, there is something for everyone.

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Celtic Trails

Independent self-guided walking holidays with luggage transfer

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i know Wales

Hotels, B&B Accommodation and Holiday Cottages

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West Wales Holiday Cottages

Coastal cottages in west Wales – many dog friendly – from the local specialists, West Wales Holiday Cottages

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Penllwyn Cottages

Self catering coastal accommodation in two refurbished cottages, sleeping 2 or 4 people

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Harbour Master Hotel

Stylish hotel with hotel and cottage accommodation, restaurant and bar in Aberaeron
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Stallion Valley Holiday Cottages

Luxury farmhouse holiday cottages in a tranquil rural hideaway Ceredigion, West Wales

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Jobs and volunteering

Countryside Jobs Service

An ethical business publishing free and low cost information to promote countryside careers in the UK

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For environmental jobs and volunteering see

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Green volunteers guide

The world’s number one source of conservation volunteering opportunities

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More environment jobs and green jobs at StopDodo

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Wise Oceans

A resource providing marine conservation jobs, advice, news, events, marine education, information and recruiting marine educators

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