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🌻 Nature Unearthed; the launch of the State of Nature and Nature Recovery Action Plan for Neath Port Talbot 🦋

We were overwhelmed by the support for the launch of ‘The State of Nature and Nature Recovery Action Plan for Neath Port Talbot’ at the Gwyn Hall in Neath on Wednesday 28th February 2024. Over 140 people joined us to learn how nature is faring in Neath Port Talbot and to discuss how we can all help to improve the state of nature in our county. Representatives from statutory bodies, community groups, NGOs and businesses all joined together and pledged to take whatever action they could to help nature.



Thank you to our Chair Dr Charles Hipkin for presenting the findings and to our lightning speakers for inspiring us all, to the pupils from Cefn Saeson Comprehensive School for telling us how important nature is to them, to Iolo Williams for being a fantastic host as expected, to Goho for their hard work helping to organise the event and to the Neath Port Talbot Council Countryside and Wildlife Team for being excellent helpers on the day.




And lastly, the biggest thank you goes to the partners from NPT Local Nature Partnership, without whom there would be no State of Nature or Nature Recovery Action Plan. You all helped us to make the day a success, we hope we have captured everyone below!:


Celtic Wildflowers NPT Wildlife Gower Ornithological Society Butterfly Conservation Friends of Gnoll Park Initiative for Nature Conservation Cymru - INCC Natur Cymru - Nature of Wales Coed Lleol Small Woods Neath Port Talbot Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust Woodland Trust Cymru The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales - WTSWW Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru / Natural Resources Wales West Wales Rivers Trust Keep Wales Tidy - Cadwch Gymru'n Daclus Coal Spoil Fungi Afan Valley Angling and Conservation Club Afan Environment Volunteers Swansea University University of Wales Trinity Saint David Lost Peatlands Project - Prosiect Adfer Mawndiroedd LIFEQuakingBogs BRAG (Bryn Residents Action Group) Colliery Spoil Biodiversity Initiative Natur Am Byth VOG, Bridgend and NPT Meadows Group Friends of Neath Abbey Iron Company Glamorgan Bat Group - Swansea, Gower and Neath Port Talbot RSPB Cymru Beach Academy CIC Menter Iaith Castell-nedd Port Talbot One Voice Wales - Un Llais Cymru South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre Friends of Margam Park Wales Biodiversity Partnership




If you would like to read the State of Nature and Nature Recovery Action Plan for Neath Port Talbot please visit the relevant pages on this website (a pdf is available to download on the home page)


Anyone is welcome to become a partner of NPT Local Nature Partnership, sign up here to join our mailing list and be kept up to date with upcoming meetings.


This event was funded by Welsh Government's Local Places for Nature grant fund through LNP Cymru (administered by WCVA CGGC)

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