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We love Wales!

We love Wales!
Croeso! If you love all things Welsh and wild then this is the group for you. Here you can chat to other RSPB supporters, share your stories and tips, and post photos of wildlife and wild places.
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  • Blog Post: Ensuring Glastir delivers for wildlife/ Sicrhau bod Glastir yn gwireddu dros fywyd gwyllt - by/ gan Arfon Williams

    I ddarllen hwn yn Gymraeg sgroliwch i lawr Glastir, the Welsh Government’s wildlife-friendly farming scheme, is the main tool for rewarding farmers who protect and maintain our countryside. The Government’s current review of the scheme is a vital opportunity to ensure farmers’ efforts...
  • Blog Post: Why are Welsh seabirds important?

    As I’m sure you know from reading our other blogs and watching our short video ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3W4gQHDFXE ), that Welsh Government are currently proposing to extend the protected areas for some of our seabirds. But what you might not know is why our seabirds are so special...
  • Blog Post: Gareth Cunningham, Marine Policy Officer Explains Seabird Special Protected Area Maintenance Extensions

    What is this I hear you ask? Despite its long winded title, it’s simply a long awaited extension of protected areas around existing seabird colonies in Wales. You might hear people refer to them as SPA extensions. These colonies are the areas where our seabirds rest, forage and undertake mating...
  • Blog Post: Giving Welsh marine life a home

    We've just made a short video about Welsh marine life ( http://youtu.be/ASjbQdAwoMg ) We hope to make some more video's over the coming months highlighting some of the amazing species in Welsh waters. (If embeded video does not load properly - please use link above) In July 2013 Alun...
  • Blog Post: Minister announces a new approach to Welsh MCZs

    In April 2012 Welsh Government consulted on a proposal to designate 3 or 4 highly protected MCZs. This met with strong opposition, which resulted in the previous Environment Minister, John Griffiths, suspending the consultation and creating a new MCZ Stakeholder Focus Group. This group was formed to...
  • Blog Post: Celebrating our Centenary with friends

    RSPB Cymru staff, volunteers, and friends from all over south Wales joined together in Cardiff to kick off the Centenary celebrations last week. The event coincided with ‘Diwrnod Santes Dwynwen’ – the Welsh Valentine’s day - on the 25 th January to mark RSPB Cymru’s love...
  • Blog Post: Mountains and Moor

    Its an easy thing to be patriotic, I’m an Englishman, hatched and reared among the chalk horses of the Wiltshire countryside, and that for me is, as they say, where the heart is. Now living in North Wales, the same fondness the locals have for their homeland is evident, and understandably so...
  • Blog Post: my first day of work experience - guest blogger Katie Prosser

    I’m Katie, and I am on work experience for a week with the RSPB. I have chosen to do work experience here because it was a different opportunity, an unusual job and I get to learn about the different jobs that are involved in the charity. On my first day of work experience we visited Lake Vyrnwy...
  • Blog Post: Black Grouse Success!!

    Last year’s annual survey of displaying black grouse in Wales recorded the largest number of male birds since the survey began in 1997! The 328 displaying males recorded in 2011 means the Welsh Black Grouse Recovery Project has surpassed the 2015 Biodiversity Action Plan target of 270 lekking males...
  • Blog Post: Working with farmers across Wales

    As a member of the Advisory team here in Wales, an important part of my job is to work with farmers to promote farm management that creates and maintains habitats to benefit birds and other wildlife. Since the 1970’s, a variety of different factors have seen the 19 farmland bird indicator species...
  • Blog Post: RSPB Cymru - Tesco Roadtrip! Guest blog by Ai-Lin Kee, RSPB Cymru Fundraising Assistant

    This weekend, sees the start of a 12-week roadshow where our team of reserve staff and volunteers will be at 12 key Tesco stores. This will start at Holyhead on 30 June and finish in Cardiff on 10 August. This roadshow gives us the opportunity to share successes and conservation work that RSPB has...
  • Blog Post: The easiest way to help others - take a gentle stroll

    Newport Wetlands launches first sponsored walk If multiple marathons or cycling the length of the UK aren’t your thing, there’s a new, easier way, to support those in your community – take a gentle stroll around one of south Wales’ best wildlife wonders. This year...
  • Blog Post: Introductions ....

    Hello. Let me introduce myself. I am you. Yes you reading this! I am that enthusiastic bird and nature lover that you are. Never more happy than when I am walking around a nature reserve with a pair of binoculars around my neck, and a bit of warming sunshine on my back, and always hoping this...
  • Blog Post: Come shake your tail feather with the Black Grouse

    Join RSPB Cymru for an intimate Date with Nature Not a far cry from some of the more interesting sights seen in Wales’ pubs and bars on a Saturday night, the peculiar mating dance of the Black Grouse is something not to be missed. The head dip, rear up and flailing feather could very well...
  • Blog Post: Catch up with Newport Wetlands.

    Just to catch you all up on what’s been happening at Newport Wetlands if you haven’t yet had a chance to read Hana’s blog . The past two months have been filled with sightings of all our regular birds, including long tailed tits , redwing , reed bunting and wigeon . We’ve had...
  • Blog Post: 100 years on......

    It’s been a successful year for RSPB Cymru, over 300,000 people have visited our reserves, 9,000 children have enjoyed education experiences at our field teaching sites, numbers of lekking black grouse males have increased to 230 - the largest number of male birds since 2002, the Welsh red kite...
  • Blog Post: Katie-jo Luxton shares her thoughts

    Here RSPB Cymru Director Katie-jo Luxton shares her thoughts about the Welsh Government’s new Natural Environment Framework Green paper. Two weeks ago I attended the launch of the Welsh Government’s new Green Paper – Sustaining a Living Wales, which sets out the government’s...
  • Blog Post: Who's going to get your vote?

    As well as busy year for RSPB Cymru, 2011 sees some exciting political events in Wales - namely a referendum (or possibly 2!) and the upcoming Welsh General Elections. To make it easier for you to decide which party deserves your vote on May 5 th I’ve been asking the four main party Environment...