Picture the scene, a peaceful wooded valley, rich with wildlife covering almost 400 hectares (1000 acres) of the Snowdonia National Park. The valley is called Cwm Mynach, but despite its beauty the woodland cover is predominantly conifers which block out natural light and provide limited benefits to wildlife.
We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase almost the entire valley and gradually replace the non-native species with oak, ash and hazel. The remaining fragments of oak woodland are home to pied flycatchers which glide through the valley, as buzzards and ravens soar over the mountainous terrain. At night, calls from the tawny owl echo across the valley and otters hunt across the rocky streams. Just imagine what we could achieve with more native habitats?
Our plans will also help to restore the remaining fragments of ancient woodland and allow the carpets of bluebells and primroses to grow once more.
The current landowner shares our vision and has kindly agreed to sell the land for this project for considerably less than the market value, but to take up this offer we need to raise £865,000 for the purchase and the initial management of the site by the end of this year. Please don't let this unique opportunity be lost.
Operations Manager Wales
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