As part of our Upland Voices project, we meet Barbara Jones, who has dedicated her life to monitoring and protecting the elusive Snowdon Lily. Only found on the steepest, most remote rocky outlets in Snowdonia – the alpine plant grows in only six locations. Facing freezing conditions, icy fingers and bruises is just part of the territory for Barabra, who leads the charge to montitor the plants at a number of microsites in Snowdonia. Despite being retired and the restrictions of Covid-19 on progress this year, Barabra is more determined than ever to bridge the communication gap between conservation and recreation.
As part of our Upland voices project, Mid Wales beef and sheep farmer Hywel Morgan shares the story of his family farm ar Esgairllaethdy at the foot of the Black Mountains. In this article, he outlines his concerns and worries for the future of farming and what it’s like to be a farmer in Wales in 2020. In the run-up to our Resilience in the Welsh Uplands confererence in September, we’re shining a light on seldom-heard voices currently living and working in the Welsh Uplands. Why not get involved and share your story, too?
Hear all the latest from the team at Environment Platform Wales, including Environement Evidence 2020 conference news, research and job opportunities and a chance to get involved and share your news and stories as part of our mini ‘Upland voices’ project.
As part of our ‘Upland Voices’ project, Gemma Treharne-Foose shares a glimpse of her childhood visiting family in Porth, Rhondda – and years later returning to the area to live, introducing her young daughter to the joys of wild whinberries on Glynfach mountain.
As part of our Upland Voices campaign, we’re shining a light on the stories, people and projects in Wales’ upland areas. This week, we take a look at the wellbeing and community work taking place in the Brecon area thanks to the initiatives of Powys Moorland Partnership.
We are looking for volunteer rapporteurs for our live online conference sessions in September – volunteer for just one session for us and receive an access all areas ticket for the 4-day conference as well as a credit in our post-conference report.
Read all about the latest news from the team at Environment Platform Wales: new programme announcement for our 2020 conference, photography competition winners announced, Upland Voices campaign launch as well as upcoming events and opportunities of interest to our network members.
As part of our 2020 conference ‘Resilience of the Welsh Uplands’, we’re looking for video contributions from individuals, families and groups with a special song, a reading from a story, a poem or even a recipe to share, highighting the local history of upland areas.
The winners of Environment Platform Wales’ Welsh Uplands Photography Competition have been announced ahead of the platform’s conference programme launch. The competition celebrates the life, landscape and people living or working in the Welsh Uplands, covering more than 80% of Wales.
Are you interested in undertaking research to support increasing biodiversity and healthy ecosystems in Wales? The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Evidence and Research Needs (BEERN) Programme welcomes applications for small research projects that will directly support our understanding, evidence and monitoring of biodiversity and ecosystems in Wales. Funding is available to…