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We’ve been awarded £1m to restore and conserve species-rich grassland across Wales and protect this vital habitat for the future.
We’re about to begin an extensive project to restore species-rich grasslands across Wales with the help of a generous grant.
Plantlife was awarded £1m in March by the Nature Networks Fund, which is funded by the Welsh Government. The grants are delivered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Natural Resources Wales and aim to support nature’s recovery by increasing the resilience of protected land and marine sites across Wales.
Our project is known as Glaswelltiroedd Gwydn. It will be delivered in partnership with PONT (Pori Natur A Threftadaeth) and North Wales Wildlife Trust.
Together, we will carry out surveys in and around Sites of Special Scientific Interest. We will focus on Important Plant Areas and our two nature reserves, Cae Blaen-dyffryn and Caeau Tan y Bwlch. Land around these sites will also be included to connect habitats so that species which rely on grasslands can thrive.
Once survey work is complete, we will use our findings to draw up individual management plans tailored to each site. Local people will be invited to join us online and in person to help monitor and manage these areas. We’ll also offer chances for training, volunteering and bilingual interpretation so that as many people as possible can get involved.
The three-year project is due to kick off in early 2023/24. It will be supported by four new-to-conservation individuals, who we are recruited to work on the project as interns.
We will have to deliver large-scale restoration of species-rich grassland if we are to reverse these devastating declines. We need to act now to increase the scale and pace of our work. If successful, we will support pollinators, healthy livestock and sustainable agriculture, and mitigate against climate and pollution impacts, whilst re-establishing community connections.
Lizzie WilberforcePlantlife Cymru Lead
Through partnerships such as this, we invest in work that helps halt and reverse the loss and decline of habitats and species and allow people to connect with our unique natural heritage.
Andrew WhiteDirector of The National Lottery Heritage Fund in Wales
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