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Outdoor Learning in Wales

Wales is divided into three regions, each of which includes a National Park and one of the three Welsh Outdoor Charter Groups. (These are grass roots movements set up by local practitioners to help them look after their ‘office’ and are open to any practitioner operating within Wales). North Wales (the Heart of Adventure) stretches from northernmost Anglesey to the southern boundary of the rugged Snowdonia National Park; from the wild western coast of the Llyn peninsula to the English border and includes Gwynedd, Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham and northern Powys. This area has given rise to the North Wales Environmental Outdoor Charter Group. South-West Wales includes Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and of course Pembrokeshire with its glorious Coastal National Park (the only one in the UK) which is looked after by the Pembrokeshire Outdoor Charter Group. South-East Wales covers the Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Monmouthshire, Bridgend and southern Powys and includes the beautiful silent reaches of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Practitioners here and from further west set up the South Wales Outdoor Activity Providers Group. Wales has a long tradition of providing Outdoor Learning for people of all ages and abilities. Providers here have a strong commitment to sustainability (environmental, economic and cultural) and inclusivity. They also celebrate the opportunities that a vibrant Welsh culture offers to all.

The voluntary committee represents IOL in your region, get in touch with us. We wish to represent your views.

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State of Nature 2019 - Wales
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State of Nature 2019 - Wales

The State of Nature partnership consists of over 70 partners drawn from conservation NGOs, research institutes, and the UK and national governments. We have worked together to assess the state of the UK’s wildlife, and to understand this in light of the pressures on nature and the responses being made to recover our natural heritage.

The State of Nature 2019 report uses data collected by tens of thousands of expert volunteers. These data are analysed using rigorous statistical methods to report on the state of nature across the UK and in the UK’s Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories, and at the scale of the UK’s constituent nations.

Prior to the 1970 baseline used by the State of Nature 2019, we know there was widespread loss and degradation of habitats across Wales, dating back many centuries, from which the country’s wildlife has not recovered.

Since 1970, pressure on Wales’ diverse landscapes and seascapes has resulted in both losses and gains for biodiversity; the State of Nature 2019 report shows that, on average, Wales’ wildlife has declined in recent decades.

Download the full Wales report

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Wales Committee

Wales Co-ordinator - Lun Roberts

North Wales Chair - Jenny Wilson and Graham French (Joint)

South Wales - Tom Partridge

Mid Wales - Nick Winder

South West Wales Chair - Sam Swift

South East Wales Chair - Craig Armiger

Wales Treasurer - Sheryl Confue

Iolo Williams - IOL Ambassador for Cymru

Iolo Williams - IOL Ambassador for Cymru

 

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