• State of Nature 2016: Wales – one in 14 species heading for extinction

    Wednesday 28th September, 2016

    Children in Welsh wildflower meadow. Photo credit: Gemma Bodé

    Last week, the ‘State of Nature 2016: Wales’ report was launched. The findings are stark and saddening – one in fourteen species in Wales are heading for extinction. Over 50 research organisations and wildlife charities, including the Wildlife Trusts, came together to produce the report; building on the ground-breaking ‘State of Nature 2013: Wales’ report, a clearer picture has now emerged of the perilous state of Welsh wildlife.

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  • Delay the urge to cut your hedgerows!

    Wednesday 14th September, 2016

    With news from the first ‘State of Britain’s Dormice 2016’ report that hazel dormouse numbers have declined by a staggering 38% since 2000, Gwent Wildlife Trust (GWT) is urging you to delay cutting back and neatening hedgerows at this time of year. Many common hedgerow shrubs, such as hawthorn, hazel, field maple and bramble, provide a rich and crucial source of food for invertebrates, birds and mammals.

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  • GWT upholding objection to M4 relief road

    Wednesday 13th July, 2016

    Vast reen structure set to be affected by M4 relief road

    Thanks to all of your objections to the potential M4 relief road, a public inquiry will now be held in the Autumn. If you sent an objection to the Welsh Government, please read this advisory note from our Chief Executive Ian Rappel about our stance.

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  • What's next for Britain's Wildlife?

    Friday 24th June, 2016

    Nicholas Moylan

    With the EU Referendum over, the challenges faced by the UK’s wildlife are as great as they have ever been. Wildlife is under real pressure from intensive land use and sometimes insensitive development on land and at sea. Our lives are becoming more remote from the natural world.

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  • Mass of marine litter collected at Peterstone foreshore

    Wednesday 11th May, 2016

    Volunteers and staff from local organisations came together to take part in one of the largest coordinated beach clean at Peterstone foreshore in Gwent.

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  • Biggest year yet for GWTs Race for Wildlife!!

    Tuesday 10th May, 2016

    2016 was far and away Gwent Wildlife Trust’s (GWT) biggest year yet for its annual GWT Race for Wildlife, with over 334 runners taking part in the 10K road race and 1K fun run.

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    Tuesday 3rd May, 2016

    The Wildlife Trusts in Wales are urging people to respond to the Welsh Government’s draft order consultation for the M4 relief road which closes next week.

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  • The sad loss of one of Gwent's great wildlife heroes

    Friday 29th April, 2016

    Rodney Morris with his award (Liesel Townley)

    Yesterday, GWT heard that Rodney Morris has died. Rodney was a Vice-President, a long-standing member and incredibly hard-working volunteer.

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  • GWT receives M4 Compulsory Purchase Order for part of Magor Marsh!

    Thursday 21st April, 2016

    Gwent Wildlife Trust (GWT) have just received a Compulsory Purchase Order, part of Welsh Government’s proposed M4 Relief Road development, for a section of GWT’s Nature Reserve at Magor Marsh near Magor on the Gwent Levels.

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  • Vandalism at Wildlife Trust leads to death of 1000s of bees

    Wednesday 13th April, 2016

    Last weekend, two honey bee hives were vandalised at the Ebbw Vale offices of Gwent Wildlife Trust (GWT) resulting in the death of thousands of bees and their young.

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