What we do

We are the leading wildlife conservation charity in Gwent working for the wildlife and people of this rich and varied landscape.

Gwent Wildlife Trust is part of the influential UK-wide partnership of 47 Wildlife Trusts. The Trust has worked for 50 years to protect wildlife, wildlife rich places, and educate, influence and empower people. We manage over 25 of the best areas for wildlife and help others to manage theirs. Through the generosity of our members our work is helping to secure the future of many important habitats and species, which might otherwise be lost.

In only the last few years, the Trust has:

  • Re-introduced water voles, the UK’s most threatened mammal back onto the Gwent Levels where they haven’t been seen for over 10 years
  • Purchased nearly 30 acres of Barecroft Common some of the last remnants of grazing marsh lying adjacent to Magor Marsh Nature Reserve
  • Established our own flock of rare breed sheep for conservation grazing of some of our nature reserves
  • Enabled over 200 volunteers to take positive action for their local environment
  • Advised landowners on how to manage their land for wildlife and allocated grants to owners of Local Wildlife Sites to help them manage their land for wildlife
  • Inspired 1000’s children with natural play and wildlife watching at our education centres at Magor Marsh and Ebbw Vale
  • Campaigned tirelessly to stop a relief road being built across the nationally important Gwent Levels
  • Recruited our 10,000th member

We see the future of wildlife conservation as a Living Landscape - by identifying key areas to protect for wildlife, improving and joining them up across the county in partnership with other land-owners we can create an inspiring, accessible landscape which is full of wildlife and rich in opportunities for learning and sustainable economic development.


GWT 50th Anniversary

2013 marks GWT's 50th anniversary and we hope you will celebrate with us.

Throughout the year, we will be holding special walks and events to mark this auspicious occasion. Go to What's On to find out more.

Perhaps you would consider supporting us by taking up the £50 for 50 years challenge - see if you can find a way to raise £50 or even more in 2013 for GWT.

Take part in our Photography Competition which will celebrate the beauty and wonder of the wildlife of Gwent.

What's on

My Wild Newport - Starlings and Mindfulness Sensory Walk

Monday 18th November 2019,
2.45pm - 5.00pm

Venue: RSPB Newport Wetlands

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