The largest conservation project to help restore wildlife on four important rivers in South Wales is being launched today (Friday 28 October 2022).
The Natural Resources Wales (NRW) led ‘Four Rivers for LIFE’ Project will protect, enhance and help restore the Rivers Teifi, Tywi, Cleddau and Usk. An estimated 776km of river will be improved.
The project, supported by the EU’s LIFE Programme with funding also provided by the Welsh Government and Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, will see over £9 million injected into tackling urgent conservation challenges over the next five years.
The project will focus on:
Susie Kinghan, Four Rivers for LIFE Team Leader said: “These four iconic rivers are currently in an unfavourable condition as a result of several different pressures. We will be working with many different groups over the next five years to help make these rivers a place where wildlife can thrive and people can enjoy them." She adds: “In a healthy condition, our rivers teem with so many species such as eels, kingfishers, bats, water voles, crayfish and more! They are also important for drinking water, angling, swimming and offer natural flooding area which protects communities downstream.”
Posted On: 28/10/2022