Campaigning for the Right Tree in the Right Place

Wildlife charity concerned that Natural Resources Wales may have acted unlawfully with regard to forestry planting proposal The Welsh wildlife charity The Initiative for Nature Conservation Cymru (INCC) has written to Natural Resources Wales (NRW) this week, detailing their concerns on how the agency may have acted unlawfully when dealing with a private afforestation proposal […]

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Conservation Report 2020 / 2021

Black Knapweed

Your support has made it possible for us to increase our nature conservation delivery in Wales and undertake important campaigns and species specific projects. The document below is a summary of the nature conservation work you have supported during 2020 – 2021. […]

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Student Placement Blog: Katie Ritchie

Hello everyone, I’m Katie, and I’m helping to look after the marsh fritillaries as part of my university placement year at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. I’m passionate about pollinators and their conservation, so being involved in this project has been a huge privilege and an invaluable opportunity for me to learn more about […]

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Saving the Marsh Fritillary in South Wales

Marsh Fritillary. Photo Vaughn Matthews

Please donate to help prevent the local extinction of one of the UK’s most threatened and iconic species – the marsh fritillary butterfly (Euphydryas aurinia). The butterfly has undergone catastrophic declines throughout much Europe and the UK in recent decades. Although Wales remains a relative stronghold, even here many localised extinctions have taken place. “If […]

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Amman Valley LINC: Kestrel Nest Box Project

Following the success of the pied flycatcher nest box project, INCC looked at other threatened species that could potentially be supported in the valley. One such species that could be benefitted by the efforts of community volunteers was the kestrel (Falco tinnunculus). The kestrel is a small and familiar bird of prey that was once […]

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Black Brook Pastures Site of Special Scientific Interest


Wales’ special Sites for Wildlife under threat from the government body designed to protect them INCC believes that Natural Resources Wales (NRW) may have acted unlawfully when failing to object to a development proposal in Mid Wales. The proposed development would have destroyed important grassland habitat and part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest […]

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Update on Biodiversity inclusion in NRW’s remit

Painted Lady by Sorcha Lewis

Our petition on the NRW Biodiversity Remit is being debated tomorrow (17.11.2020) at the Welsh Parliament’s Petition Committee. You can view the agenda here along with our latest representation to the committee. You can also watch the debate live tomorrow on Senedd TV. In other news, our marsh fritillary population restoration project will be collecting caterpillars for rearing […]

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Changing NRW’s remit to deliver for biodiversity

Image of anenomes in Wales

Since NRW’s inauguration seven years ago, there has been a steady and noticeable deterioration in Wales’ delivery toward biodiversity and nature conservation. Wales has been described as one of the most nature depleted areas of the world. Many of its native plant and animal species having already become extinct. A great number of the species […]

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Biodiversity Remit for Natural Resources Wales

slow worm by Sorcha Lewis

An update of our progress toward the Welsh Parliament (formerly National Assembly for Wales (NAW)) petition – Biodiversity Remit for Natural Resources Wales (NRW). As you might be aware, the petition was formerly handed over to the NAW in February this year. Since then, the Petitions Committee, which is made up of several Members of […]

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