ABOUT THE MONTGOMERYSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST
Since 1982, the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust (MWT) has been the leading voluntary organisation promoting wildlife conservation in Montgomeryshire.
Our mission is to rebuild biodiversity and engage people with their environment by being an active and influential wildlife champion.
To achieve this, MWT works in the following areas:
- The Trust manages 20 Nature Reserves within the county, totalling some 530 hectares in area. These reserves are a showcase of some of Montgomeryshire's finest remnants of prime wildlife habitat.
- We work with partners to achieve habitat creation across the County, including "large area" conservation projects such as the Pumlumon Project.
- MWT undertakes specialist projects for the aid of individual species such as Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies and Lesser Horseshoe Bats.
Montgomeryshire's magnificent and varied landscape still holds a wide range of habitats supporting some of our most common and threatened species.
- MWT aims to influence wildlife conservation policy at all levels, from advising individual landowners to lobbying the Welsh Government.
- We work with the Local Authority to formulate and implement Biodiversity Action Plans for species and habitats under threat in Montgomeryshire.
- We stand up for wildlife when under threat from development, from small-scale hedgerow removals to large-scale wind farms.
Education is vital to promote the message of nature conservation; events for schools and families are held throughout the year to encourage people to visit our nature reserves and experience the wealth of nature which is around them. Much of this work is undertaken by our Education Officer who liaises with local schools and community groups and organises events and activities for all ages.
In common with all other wildlife trusts, the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust is an independent charity limited by guarantee. We are supported by approximately 1,400 members, employ 10 staff and are supported by 100 active volunteers.
The Trust operates in close partnership with the other 46 UK Wildlife Trusts, under the guidance of the umbrella organisation - the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT). In recent years we have formed a strong allegiance with our 5 fellow Welsh Wildlife Trusts, a partnership known as Wildlife Trusts Wales. This important cohesive move has given us greater national strength in our collective work for biodiversity across Wales.
For more information, click here to view our latest Annual Review and Financial Statements.
You can also view our recently reviewed Memorandum & Articles of Association and Governance Handbook here.