A Red Squirrel Legacy

The Project works to help conserve and improve conditions for red squirrels

The Project works to help conserve and improve conditions for red squirrels

Red Squirrel. Photo: Margaret Holland

Red Squirrel. Photo: Margaret Holland

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales’ Red Squirrel Project has been running since 2014 and has been part-funded by people like you choosing to leave a gift in their Will to charity. Without the help of gifts in Wills, our work towards red squirrel conservation in mid Wales, among other vital conservation projects, could not have been delivered.

The Project works with its two dedicated project officers and volunteers to help conserve and improve conditions for red squirrels.  The Mid Wales Red Squirrel Focal Site (MWRSFS) is currently one of only three areas of Wales with a significant population of red squirrels. It is thought that between 100 and 500 red squirrels still survive in mid Wales in over 15,000 ha of forestry plantations. So we’re extremely grateful to have received gifts in Wills that have enabled us to manage the site.

In 2017 a Habitat Management Plan for Red Squirrels in Mid Wales was launched, a collaborative venture with Forest Managers.  This is the first Management Plan for the MWRSFS for the benefit of red squirrels and is all part of working towards a healthier and enhanced red squirrel population.

We’ve partnered up with D W Harris Solicitors, based in Pontypridd, Talbot Green, Pencoed and Swansea, to offer you a 10% discount on Will writing services when you leave a gift in your will to The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.

Thanks to gifts in Wills, our work in Mid Wales to help the struggling Red Squirrels can progress. If you would like more information about leaving a gift in your will to us, how it could help local wildlife and how you can claim your 10% will writing discount please visit www.welshwildlife.org/legacies or call 01656 724100 for an informal chat.

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