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.
Environment Wales is a partnership of organisations in the voluntary sector, funded by the National Assembly for Wales. Our aim is to contribute to sustainable development by supporting and encouraging voluntary action to protect and improve the Welsh Environment.
Natural Resources Wales
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) brings together the work of the Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales and Forestry Commission Wales. Our purpose is to ensure that the natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained, enhanced and used, now and in the future.
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.
Ceredigion County Council
From mountain to the sea, Ceredigion has a rich diversity of species and habitats. The Coast and Countryside section is involved in a range of activities to conserve the county’s wildlife.
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Cardigan Bay SAC
Find out more about the Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation (SAC), what’s so special, site management and how you can help.
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).
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.
Coast Watch Wales
Coast Watch Wales is an initiative designed to enhance the security of the Welsh coast line and identify both vessels and individuals engaged in suspicious maritime and coastal based activity.
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Wales Council for Voluntary Action. The voice of the voluntary sector in Wales.
We are an award-winning graphic design company that specialises in working for organisations, charities and individuals who are concerned about environmental issues and who wish to promote themselves through the use of environmentally friendly design and print.
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Embroidered items and promotional printing in west Wales
howies is an active clothing company that believes in making higher quality, lower impact products for our sports and day-to-day lives.
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!
Changing World Motion
The home of environmental stills and video. Specialist stock.
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Marine Discovery Penzance
Cornwall’s premier wildlife watching company
Marine conservation and environmental organisations
Friends of Cardigan Bay
An active conservation group based in Aberystwyth on the shores of Cardigan Bay. Founded in 1989 our aims are to conserve and improve the quality of the environment of Cardigan Bay for all life, including human; increase public awareness of the effects of pollution and other threats to the Bay; join with local and national organisations in monitoring the environment of the Bay and campaigning for its proper protection.
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.
Keep Wales Tidy
For a clean, safe and tidy Wales
Marine Conservation Society
The UK charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife
Organisation Cetacea (ORCA)
The marine conservation charity dedicated to forging links between people and the sea. ORCA is committed to the study of cetaceans and promoting their conservation through enthusing, inspiring and educating others.
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.
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.
Go to WDC
Search the world of whale watching and discover more about WhaleFest – the UK’s first and largest event for people with a passion for whales and dolphins! Whether you go whale watching every year or have never seen a dolphin but would love to know more about them, WhaleFest is for you! Like the whales themselves, WhaleFest will leave you amazed, inspired, and wishing you had longer to enjoy the experience!
For information about New Quay, where to stay and what to do
Cardigan Bay Watersports
Based in New Quay, watersports to suit all ages and budgets
Locally-based national cottage agency for Wales
An independent family run agency specialising in self-catering holiday cottages
Independent self-guided walking holidays with luggage transfer
i know Wales
Hotels, B&B Accommodation and Holiday Cottages
West Wales Holiday Cottages
Coastal cottages in west Wales – many dog friendly – from the local specialists, West Wales Holiday Cottages
Self catering coastal accommodation in two refurbished cottages, sleeping 2 or 4 people
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
Jobs and volunteering
Countryside Jobs Service
An ethical business publishing free and low cost information to promote countryside careers in the UK
For environmental jobs and volunteering see environmentjob.co.uk
Green volunteers guide
The world’s number one source of conservation volunteering opportunities
More environment jobs and green jobs at StopDodo
A resource providing marine conservation jobs, advice, news, events, marine education, information and recruiting marine educators