Conservation in action at Cefn Amwlch
Dafydd Wynne Finch, Farm Owner and Carwyn, Farm Manager tell their conservation journey in practice at Cefn Amwlch, a shared dairy farm with a rotational grazing system. Jersey cross cows are milked here, with a focus on milk solids – butter, fats & protein, for cheese making. Cefn Amwlch is one of the farms whose story will be featured in the upcoming GWCT Wales Farm Network – launching at the Royal Welsh Show – more information to follow.
VIDEO GWCT Wales & Ceredigion Local Nature Partnership Farmland Feeder Project
GWCT Wales have entered a collaborative project with the Ceredigion Local Nature Partnership (CLNP), with the ambition of encouraging farmers across Ceredigion to perform supplementary feeding.
VIDEO Why farmers are the future of the Welsh environment - Gareth Wyn Jones
Upland farming, wildlife conservation and carbon are covered within this discussion with sheep farmer, Gareth Wyn Jones. Disclaimer: Please note there is currently a voluntary moratorium on shooting black grouse at the time of sharing this video and in reference to 'mountain' hare, Gareth is referring to brown hares.
VIDEO From field to fork - an interview with Welsh chef Bryn Williams
Welsh chef Bryn Williams talks to GWCT Wales Project Manager Lee Oliver about his 25 acre farm which helps supply his two restaurants with fresh ingredients.
VIDEO Woodcock ringing at night with Owen Williams
All bird ringing is conducted under licenses issued by the British Trust for Ornithology. Filmed by Ted Cornish, part funded by Welsh Government Green Recovery Fund.
VIDEO Why is Himalayan balsam a problem?
SMS Elwy Valley Cynnal Coetir Project update.
VIDEO Cynnal Coetir - Himalayan Balsam
The process of analysing Himalayan Balsam data sets across the year.
VIDEO Soil Health Matters
Castle Hill Farm Tour, Patrick & Peter Loxdale; Soil Health Matters Event, July 2021 - themes covered include Regenerative Agriculture, Soil Health, Composting Manure & Organic Farming.
Dr Andrew Hoodless, GWCT Head of Research and keynote speaker at the GWCT Wales Soil Health Matters event, hosted by The Loxdale Family.
GWCT Wales Soil Health Matters event at Castle Hill Farm, kindly hosted by the Loxdale Family. Owen Williams presents "Are Woodcock a good indicator species for soil health?"
VIDEO Elwy Valley: Impact of Grey Squirrels on Woodland
Behind the scenes with GWCT Wales Projects Manager Lee Oliver as part of the Elwy Valley SMS Project developing bark stripping survey methodologies, working alongside Dr Craig Shuttleworth from The Red Squirrel Trust.
BBC Farming Today
Matt Goodall discusses supplementary feeding for farmland birds on
BBC Farming Today.
VIDEO The Welsh Farmland Bird Initiative
VIDEO Conducting a ‘Big Farmland Bird Count’ / Cynnal arolwg ‘Cyfrif Mawr Adar Ffermdir’
This video was produced to show the practicalities of conducting a Big Farmland Bird Count. It was shown during a webinar run by FUW (Farmers Union of Wales) on 1 Feb 2021. The majority of the video is bilingual except the interview with the farmer involved; we are awaiting subtitles for this section which will be added ASAP.
Cynhyrchwyd y fideo hwn i ddangos ymarferoldeb cynnal 'Cyfrif Mawr Adar Ffermdir', fe'i dangoswyd yn ystod gweminar a gynhaliwyd gan Undeb Amaethwyr Cymru (FUW) ar 1 Chwefror 2021. Mae'r rhan fwyaf o'r fideo yn ddwyieithog ac eithrio'r cyfweliad â'r ffermwr dan sylw, rydym yn aros am isdeitlau ar gyfer yr adran hon a fydd yn cael eu hychwanegu cyn gynted a phosib.
VIDEO BFBC FUW webinar
The Big Farmland Bird Count Webinar was kindly hosted by the Farmers Union of Wales on 1 February 2021. It features an introduction from Glyn Roberts, FUW President and presentations from Matt Goodall, GWCT Wales Advisor, and farmer John Yeomans, who is an FUW member. Also included is the BFBC demonstration video by Lee Oliver, GWCT Wales Advisor.
VIDEO Big Farmland Bird Count
This Big Farmland Bird Count evening was held on 2 February 2021 and kindly hosted by BIS, Biodiversity Information Service. It features a BFBC presentation from Matt Goodall, Advisor Wales, and was preceded by a farmland bird identification presentation from ornithologist Simon Boyes, which can be found
VIDEO Shooting Matters
This video was made at an event where Dr Tracey Latham-Green answered questions on her PhD paper,
Understanding the Social Impact of Participation in Driven Game Shooting in the UK. Sue Evans, Director of GWCT Wales, outlined the content and purpose of the Welsh Community Spirit Report at the Q&A session which followed.
Sir Jim Paice, Chairman of the GWCT and former UK Minister of Agriculture and Food, chairs the meeting alongside the Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire GWCT Committee’s Antony Sykes, who hosted this virtual event in January 2021 based around his interview with Tracey about her PhD work on social impacts of driven game shooting. The two pieces of work cross over, showing how the game-shooting community can play its part in social cohesion and mental health support with wider society, especially with the focus on provision in rural areas.
An interview with GWCT Wales Advisor Matt Goodall discussing the Big Farmland Bird Count on the
BBC Radio Wales Country Focus programme on 31 January 2021. VIDEO