Gwent Wildlife Trust

Gwent Wildlife Trust

Charity information

Gwent Wildlife Trust

Gwent Wildlife Trust protects and enhances the environment across Gwent for wildlife and habitat. We work with the public, schools, landowners and other education establishments to achieve this.

Founded 1963

  • Mission statement

    Gwent Wildlife Trust (GWT) was established in 1963 and aims to work for wildlife across Gwent.

    The Trust currently manages over 800 acres of wildlife rich habitat including working farms, woodlands and marshes. A series of innovative projects such as wild flower meadow restoration takes place on the reserves. Projects often involve reviving traditional countryside skills such as charcoal production (woodland management for charcoal benefits dormice) and dry stone walling.

    The Trust believes the key to a sustainable future for our local wildlife is to involve people in their local green spaces and the Trust works to involve all sectors of the community. A thriving educational programme involving local schools takes place at our Magor Marsh Centre and the Trust has developed a strong community based approach to reserves management in the Valleys.

    In recent years the Trust has gained recognition for developing projects that bring the benefits of working with wildlife to disadvantaged and excluded members of society and currently runs reserves based projects aimed, for example, at people recovering from mental illness and drug users.

    The Trust objectives can be summarised as:
    • To stand up for wildlife and the environment
    • To create and enhance wildlife havens
    • To inspire people about the natural world
    • To foster sustainable living

  • Aims

    Gwent Wildlife Trust aims to:

    • To protect the wildlife of Gwent.
    • To help people with disabilities to get out into their local environment.
    • To work with educational establishments to encourage the understanding and enjoyment of the local environment.
    • To work with landowners and other land managers in order to protect the local environment.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1963

    Registered Charity Number: 242619

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 13

    Part time staff: 11

    Volunteers: 400

    Phone number: 01600 740600

    Address: Seddon House Dingestow Monmouth NP25 4DY

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