People & Wildlife Project

Helping people get closer to wildlife

The People and Wildlife Project encourages people in the eastern Valleys region to discover the wildlife on their doorstep. Based at The Works in Ebbw Vale, the project engages with groups and individuals to help raise awareness of the wealth of wildlife to be found in the South Wales valleys and action we can all take to support that wildlife.

The project was established in 2011, with three years of initial funding from the Big Lottery Fund and several smaller funders, and focused on Ebbw Vale and the Trust’s Silent Valley Nature Reserve in Cwm. In 2014, the project was awarded a further three years of funding from the Big Lottery Fund, enabling us to expand our work to the whole of Blaenau Gwent and North Torfaen. This funding ended in March 2017 and we are currently reviewing how to take forward the successful elements of this work.

Get Involved

Are you interested in helping the Living Valleys region remain a fantastic place for both wildlife and people? If so, we need you! Our team of volunteers meets every Tuesday to carry out practical maintenance tasks and surveying; the work varies from season to season, so in the spring you might be monitoring bird nests, then in autumn you could be focusing on restoring ponds. There are also plenty of opportunities for formal and informal training in conservation management, as well as meeting like-minded people and getting out in the fresh air in this beautiful valley. For more information contact Senior Reserves Officer Tom: 01495 307525 or or check the Volunteer pages on this website.


Training and Work Experience

For those looking to boost their CV with some new skills or in need of some first-hand experience of the environmental sector, we have a range of things to offer. As well as the workshops featured in our events programme and formal and informal training available to volunteers we also offer trainee placements. Please get in touch to find out more: 01495 307525 or

People & Wildlife Project

Environmental Resource Centre (ERC)
Strand Annealing Lane
The Works
Ebbw Vale
NP23 6AL

01495 307525