News for: Wales

Welsh juvenile salmon numbers are lower following warmer winters and wetter springs, new research shows

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Numbers of young salmon in Wales are lower following warmer winters and wetter springs, according to a new study commissioned by Natural Resources Wales (NRW). These findings might explain the widespread juvenile salmon crash observed after the then record warm and wet winter and spring of 2015-16.

Wales ‘not yet sustainably managing its water’, says Welsh government

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Welsh government has launched its second statutory consultation on the Water Framework Directive, aimed at finding a solution for the "significant water management issues" identified across the country.

Response to the six-month consultation, which closes in December, will feed into the third River Basin Management Plans and the next State of Natural Resources Report (SoNaRR) required under the Environment Act, according to Natural Resources Wales (NRW). 

Natural Resources Wales and Afonydd Cymru join forces to restore and protect Welsh rivers

Monday, February 18, 2019

It is hoped the partnership will bring about “much-needed restoration” for Welsh rivers.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Afonydd Cymru, the organisation which oversees the country’s six Rivers Trusts, which will see two collaborate to improve river catchments, fisheries and ecology.

'Troubling' wildlife decline for Welsh rivers

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

One of the longest-running studies of streams in the world – the minute study of 14 brooks that tumble through a remote Welsh mountain landscape – has exposed a troubling loss of riverine wildlife.

Ecologists working on the Llyn Brianne Observatory project in mid Wales, which has been in operation for almost 40 years, have flagged up the disappearance and decline of invertebrates from the streams.

Job Opportunity at NRW

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

This role is fundamental in providing specialist flood risk responses to planning consultations, ensuring the principles within Welsh Government's Technical Advice Note 15 (Development & Flood Risk) are applied to new developments, reducing the damage floods can do and helping to implement more flood resilient design.

Engage With Loggers to Meet Forestry Ambitions, Wales Told

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Commercial forestry could help Wales meet its woodland goals.

The Welsh government should work with commercial logging interests to help it plant enough trees to meet its woodland strategy, according to a committee of the National Assembly for Wales.

It would help ameliorate the effects of climate change and makes Wales self sufficient in timber production.


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