Celebrate World Wetlands Day
The second of February every year is World Wetlands Day. Over 2,000 wetlands around the world have been designated as Ramsar sites to mark their international importance for wetland wildlife. There are 169 Ramsar sites in the United Kingdom, most of these are nature reserves and many are easy to visit.
Caring for Wales wetlands
Wetlands – those habitats so often neglected and overlooked - are the focus of special attention today, World Wetlands Day.
Moss definitely a New Species
A new moss - Welsh Bristle-moss (Orthotricum cambrense) has been discovered near Dryslwyn Castle in the Tywi Valley, Carmarthenshire.
National Trails stride forward with new promotion partner
Natural England and the Countryside Council for Wales have unveiled exciting new arrangements for promoting National Trails with the announcement that Walk England have won the contract to manage all promotional activity for the 15 National Trails in England and Wales from April 2013.
Draft map consultation closed
The Countryside Council for Wales is reminding landowners and user groups that the deadline for submitting representations on the new draft maps of open access land is 23 November 2012.
Non Native blitz in the Wye Valley
Work started last week (22 October 2012) to clear non-native cherry laurel from woodlands of European importance - Piercefield Woods and Blackcliff - Wyndcliff woodlands, just north of Chepstow in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
WCP teams up with Cadw
Come and explore a fascinating world along the Wales Coast Path this half term. Castles and ancient monuments can be discovered all along the Path and offer a fun filled family day out.
CCW scores a hat-trick with top sites
The Countryside Council for Wales has taken the first, second and third spots in the latest Sitemorse benchmark of government websites, beating all of the main offices of state to have the most efficient site across a variety of criteria.
Local officer awarded for fight against wildlife crime
Today (6 October) Sergeant Rob Taylor of North Wales Police was awarded runner up for the WWF-sponsored UK Wildlife Law Enforcer of the Year award, for his hard work and dedication to tackling wildlife crime.
Gobi bach Surprise on Scallop Survey
Every four years at the Skomer Marine Nature Reserve (MNR) a survey of its protected scallop populations is undertaken to help asses the rich marine life around Skomer island, Pembrokeshire.
Looking for Wales best landscape projects
Local authorities and other organisations in Wales are being encouraged to put forward projects for a prestigious UK award that highlights the importance of the landscape in transforming community life.
Rebuilding the past for future generations
WORK started this week to conserve St Dwynwen’s Church on Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey, so that today’s visitors can get a better appreciation of one of Wales’s most spiritual sites.
The Great Outdoors Is Indeed Great!
The findings of a new survey released today show that nearly everyone in Wales enjoys visiting the great Welsh outdoors – and that more than half of us want to enjoy it so much more!