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Where the Wild Things Are

From mystical ancient woodlands to enchanting waterways, the UK enjoys special, often unnoticed wild places where nature thrives.

What are Wildlife Sites?

It is generally felt that a countryside rich in wildlife is good for the present and future well-being of everyone. Many of our wildlife havens have already disappeared, taking with them plants and animals which were once common.

Most farms and country properties have areas which are appreciated for their wildlife interest; a field where lapwings nest and raise their young, or a hedge bank full of flowers and butterflies in the summer. Even sites near urban areas can be important, as they provide wildlife corridors into towns.

Areas where wildlife thrives are very important and wildlife trusts across Wales are identifying these special areas as Wildlife Sites. These are the most important places for nature, outside of protected areas such as Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

Why do Local Wildlife Sites matter?

Where the Wild Things Are

This project aims to engage with and inform the people of Powys about the special often unnoticed wild places which surround them, giving them a reason to leave their living rooms and step into a whole new world often just round the corner or down the street “Where the Wild Things Are…”.

Working across Powys, Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire and Brecknock Wildlife Trusts will be:

  • Overhauling the existing system by which Powys’ LWS are assessed and selected to ensure that this process is easily workable and fully embedded within the planning system into the future.
  • Building a legacy of supportive community ownership and engagement with LWS by providing people with volunteering opportunities which will improve their local area for the benefit of people and wildlife.
  • Developing and implementing LWS survey and sustainable land management methodologies suitable for landowners, farmers, and volunteers.
  • Supporting enhanced access to existing and future LWS to ensure maximum health and well-being gains for local people.
  • ‘Valuing’ the role that the LWS network plays in the health and well-being of our social and ecological communities.

If you are the owner of a Local Wildlife Site or if you think your land may qualify, Tammy Stretton, Project Coordinator, would love to hear from you. or 01938 555654


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