Nature's Recovery


Nature's Recovery

We will do whatever we can to boost the abundance of nature in our towns and countryside and increase the number of wild places.

Piercefield Wood View - Lowri Watkins

  • We will continue to provide a home for wildlife in our reserves. But to meet the challenge they need to be bigger, better and more-connected with each other and with surrounding land;
  • We will engage with farmers and other landowners around our reserves, with a particular focus on our 3 main Biodiversity Hotspots of Magor Marsh, Silent Valley and Pentwyn Farm. We will create local networks to improve land management and connectivity over a wider area: pieces of the whole jigsaw that will form the Gwent living landscape we envisage for the whole of the county;
  • We will strengthen our wildlife monitoring and develop different land management techniques so that our work is underpinned by robust, comprehensive and up-to-date evidence;
  • We will continue to oppose damaging developments and will work with others to improve opportunities for wildlife where development does take place.
  • We will ensure that wildlife has a voice and we will work collaboratively to influence policy and practice in order to safeguard Gwent’s natural environment.

Read more about the Wildlife Trusts call for a Nature Recovery Network.