Wildlife Trusts raises £25m for projects to help UK nature recover


Nazia Parveen

Pencnwc Mawr Wood among areas being restored as the trusts embark on 35 schemes to create and secure wild places across the country

With its lush broad-leaved trees home to breeding hazel dormice, barbastelle bats, and butterflies in woodland glades, Pencnwc Mawr Wood in Pembrokeshire is a rare surviving remnant of the Welsh temperate rainforest, scarcer even than tropical rainforests.

Once stretching along the western uplands and into deep river valleys it shrank over the years, but now, in a project to restore habitats from chalk grassland to peatlands, the future of Pencnwc Mawr Wood has been secured.

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