We are proud to announce the launch of Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Wales, which aims to raise awareness of conservation and game management across the country.
The launch took place at the 2017 Royal Welsh Show where new chairman Nick Williams stressed the need to lift the profile of the trust in Wales. “I am passionate about what the Trust stands for,” he said.
A Cardiganshire boy whose father was in farming, Nick got involved in shooting when he was in the steel business in Cardiff and understands its vital link with conservation.
“Being appointed Chairman gives me an opportunity to drive up membership in Wales and help promote the activity of the trust who have done so much research and put in place advice and policy across the UK.”
Talking at the CLA pavilion at the Royal Welsh show this week, Director for GWCT Wales Sue Evans commented: “The work that GWCT’s 60 scientists carry out developing conservation on farms is a fantastic resource. With much of the evidence already there, we now need to focus on adopting these principles on farms and promoting them to government. A lot of work has been done and we have so much to help farming, and influence conservation policy in the future. As the whole landscape of the countryside is about to change post Brexit, GWCT Wales has come into Wales with a fully committed team at a much needed time. We need to be led by the science."
CEO of GWCT Teresa Dent thanked CLA Wales for their generosity in hosting the event and their joint involvement in the Nature Fund back in 2013 with FWAG Cymru which demonstrated that there was strong appetite amongst moorland owners, tenants and graziers to get land back into active management in both mid and north Wales to help recover threatened bird species.