In this report for CIEEM, we propose a range of actions which the sector can take now, and in the short to mid-term to help address the capacity crisis in the ecology sector.
The FSC BioLinks project, was exciting citizen science project focusing on the addressing the gaps in knowledge about invertebrate distribution through a lack of biological recorders with the necessary identification skills.
The purpose of the workshop, designed and facilitated for the Arun & Rother Rivers Trust, was to progress the development of a revised and updated Catchment Management Plan, providing partners with an opportunity to input information and ideas on the draft document….
The Smooth Snake is the UK’s rarest reptile but very little is known about its distribution and ecology. This project, led by Amphibian & Reptile Conservation, and which R4C has been engaged to evaluate, is looking, through Citizen Science……
The idea for ‘Goods from the Woods’ came from another successful Llais y Goedwig project we evaluated; ‘Dewis Gwyllt’ (Wild Choice). Deio collaborated with R4C associate Kirsty Wild on this particular evaluation, who brought a wealth of experience to the team regarding both local products and commercial business……
Living Landscapes is a Wildlife Trusts national programme, and Biodiversity Means Business was a 3-year project on Wrexham Industrial Estate, which received funding through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government via the Sustainable Management Scheme……
The Dyfodol Cambrian Futures project aimed to unlock the potential of the Cambrian Mountains area through an integrated approach to sustainable development based upon recognising the landscape, natural, and cultural value of the Cambrian Mountains…..
‘Dewis Gwyllt’ (Wild Choice) was a joint initiative between Llais y Goedwig and Wild Resources Ltd, exploring and researching opportunities for income generation from wild, forest products to support community woodland groups in Wales…..
This feasibility study explored the range of feasible options for developing the potential of the ex-Forestry Commission Wales (FCW) building at Bwlch Nant yr Arian (BNYA) near Aberystwyth into a resource for the Cambrian Mountains region …..
Y Ganolfan was forced to close in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 restrictions, but during this period
it was discovered that dry rot had affected the building. The work of addressing this and the damage done to the building has meant that Y Ganolfan has remained closed until 2023, meaning that the rural community has lost one of its main facilities for holding events and community activities…..