Gwent Wildlife Trust
Gwent Wildlife Trust is a registered charity supported by a growing network of thousands of people in diverse communities, across Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Torfaen, collaborating for nature’s recovery. Together, we’re helping nature recover by working to create joined-up, wildlife-rich spaces of all sizes across Gwent’s landscapes. Established in 1963, we share decades of experience, learning and scientific evidence to protect wild places and wildlife with and for the people of Gwent.
For example, we have successfully reintroduced Water Voles on the Gwent Levels where they were previously extinct, campaigned to see off developments which would destroy vital nature sites and worked with hundreds of young people to help them learn about and take action for wildlife.
We are part of a movement of five Wildlife Trusts in Wales and 46 Wildlife Trusts nationally.
Our vision is for people close to nature in a landscape rich in wildlife.
“Feeding the birds in your garden or from your window is a great way of looking after wildlife close to where you live. We are proud of our partnership with Vine House Farm Bird Foods, which has been inspiring people to look after the birds in their garden for over ten years and has raised over £5,000 for the Trust since 2020.”
The funds raised from sales of Vine House Farm bird food are such an important source of income to a small charity like ours. Alongside income from membership and our annual appeals, these donations enable us to manage 30 Nature Reserves for wildlife across Gwent, covering costs of our expert nature recovery staff including the land management tools that they and our fabulous army of volunteers need for their work.
Gwent has one of the most diverse ranges of habitats of any region of the UK – from ancient woodland (including the highest beech wood in Wales), to the post-industrial coal spoil habitats of the Eastern Valleys to the hay meadows of Monmouthshire and the historic Gwent Levels, with its ancient fenlands and reen and ditch systems built in Roman times. These habitats support a dazzling array of fascinating and important wildlife and bring joy to diverse communities.
To learn more about Gwent Wildlife Trust, use the links below to visit their site: