Nature's Recovery

STRATEGIC PRIORITY

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.