Projects in Wales

Plantlife actively campaigns on a number of issues affecting our wild plants and fungi in Wales. Click on the links below to find out more:


Waxcaps of Wales

Engaging people across Wales to raise awareness of these fungi and developing the next generation of field mycologists.

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Gower Cliffs, Glamorgan

Gower is home to some of the UK’s rarest wildflowers, lichens, liverworts and mosses but they are currently under serious threat. Plantlife is helping to restore them.

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Carmarthen Bay Dunes, Carmarthenshire

Home to nearly 25% of the entire Welsh flora, the dunes around Carmarthen Bay are of international importance. Plantlife is helping to keep the dunes in top condition.

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Kenfig, Glamorganshire

Kenfig is the last home of the dune form of Fen Orchid, but even here it's under threat from encroaching vegetation. We've brought in the diggers to launch a rescue mission.

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Great Orme, Conwy

One of the top five sites for rare and threatened plants in Britain, the Great Orme's flowers are threatened by a lack of grazing. Plantlife brings in the sheep to save them.

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Meirionnydd Oakwoods, Gwynedd

These wet oakwoods in north Wales, part of the Celtic Rainforest, are exceptionally rich in lichens, mosses and liverworts. We're helping change their management to keep them this way.

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Brecon Beacons, Powys

These limestone and sandstone cliffs are home to many unique, endemic hawkweeds and whitebeams. We helping to combat the threat from invasive non-native plants.

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CENNAD: Lichen Apprenticeship Scheme

A specialist programme of supported learning activities, where beginners are brought to a level where they can usefully contribute to monitoring lichens.

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