What we do

We started off as a local interest group campaigning for retention of green space for people and wildlife and are now a regional charity operating throughout North East Wales in the counties of Flintshire, Wrexham and Denbighshire.

Based at Tanyfron near Wrexham, we own and manage sites throughout the region. Most of these are mitigation sites that focus on the legally protected great crested newt and are also home to a variety of flora and fauna. While some sites do not have public access due to their protected status, some do have public access via maintained footpaths. A list of our reserves can be found at: NEWW Reserves

While our primary expertise is the protection of amphibians and reptiles we manage all our sites for the conservation and enhancement of all species. We work with communities through education, public events, training and volunteering. While this is funding dependant, examples of past work include creating wildlife gardens in schools, holding wildlife walks, events such as wildlife gardening and autumn celebration days. Our training programme varies from professional 2-day courses such as the Great Crested Newt Licensing Course course to informal courses such as bird ID and fungi forays. Click on ‘Communities and Education’ to find out more.

Wildlife Matters newsletter

We also create a quarterly newsletter filled with information about how we look after our reserves, interesting sightings, events and training courses and gorgeous seasonal photos.