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Lake Vyrnwy wildlife needs your VIP support

  • 2/3 of bird species in Wales are in decline
  • Just 35 hen harrier pairs in Wales, compared to 57 in 2010
  • Over HALF of Welsh black grouse have disappeared since 1992

Please help the amazing wildlife at Lake Vyrnwy

From lakeside oak woodlands and rare ffridd, to boggy uplands and heather-topped hills, this is a unique and spectacular place. See how you can help protect the wildlife throughout this precious valley.

From lakeside oak woodlands and rare ffridd, to boggy uplands and heather-topped hills, this is a unique and spectacular place. See how you can help protect the wildlife throughout this precious valley.

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View across lake vyrnwy sunset

Protect wildlife every month up and down the valley

  • Regenerate lakeside oak woodland for pied flycatchers by clearing conifers and rhododendrons
  • Manage the fragile ffridd, by clearing away bracken and planting rowan trees to provide food for whinchats
  • Protect heather nesting sites so that hen harriers can hide precious eggs and chicks
winchat with caterpillar

Provide plentiful foraging sites for black grouse

Just £5 a month could support beautiful black grouse.

Lake Vyrnwy is one of the last refuges for black grouse in mid-Wales but we need your regular help to stop their decline by:

1. Creating covered ground nesting sites in tall heather
2. Encouraging insects on marshy ground to feed grouse chicks
3. Opening up the natural woodland to provide food in autumn

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Black grouse in golden fog

Please give every month to protect this VIP

Vyrnwy Important Place