Biodiversity directory

Page updated on: 07/01/2019

There are plenty of opportunities to get out and help to conserve Carmarthenshire’s wild places and special species. You’ll be helping wildlife but also getting fit and meeting like-minded people. 

Butterfly Conservation

Volunteering opportunities with Butterfly Conservation in Carmarthenshire typically include: Habitat management, particularly of marshy grassland and blackthorn thickets - autumn and winter Butterfly recording - spring and summer Butterfly larva counting - late summer/autumn Searching blacktho...

  • Category: Volunteering, Local groups

Carmarthenshire Bat Group

The Carmarthenshire Bat Group consists of a small network of volunteers, including wildlife conservation enthusiasts. Activities include bat usage checks, roost counts and bat walks, at various locations around Carmarthenshire. It is affiliated to the Bat Conservation Trust....

  • Category: Local groups

Carmarthenshire Bird Club

The Carmarthenshire Bird Club exists to promote the observation, study and recording of the wild birds and wild-bird populations of Carmarthenshire. The club also organises meetings for its members which include field trips and talks on wildlife topics. Club meetings are an excellent opportunity to...

  • Category: Local groups

Coed Cymru 

Tel: 01686 650777 Visit Coed Cymru website...

  • Category: Woodland management

Keep Wales Tidy

Habitat creation/management, Clean-ups, Litter picking, Access creation/maintenance, Creation of community green spaces, Allotment schemes, Education and awareness, training in practical management (both certified and informal), Surveying, Setting up community groups. Dan Snaith: daniel...

  • Category: Volunteering

Llanelli Naturalists

Formed in 1973 to promote and advance the study of the countryside, including all aspects of nature, to encourage and actively support the protection of wildlife and the preservation of natural beauty. It also exists to facilitate the exchange of information among members by, amongst other things, t...

  • Category: Local groups

Llyn Llech Owain Country Park

Volunteers can help with a range of activities - practical conservation work mostly: Heathland restoration, Rhos pasture and marsh fritillary restoration projects (seed collection, plant growing, ragwort removal etc.), Conservation grazing project (including wild pony handling), Red kite feedi...

  • Category: Volunteering

Carmarthenshire Local Nature Reserves

Carmarthenshire Local Nature Reserves Conservation Volunteers. Meet most Wednesdays. Please contact Simeon Jones 07919 592 683...

  • Category: Volunteering

Moths in Carmarthenshire

Informal group within the county - help and encouragement with identification! Visit Moths in Carmarthenshire website...

  • Category: Local groups

Mynydd Mawr Woodland Park

Woodland management (thinning/clearing). General park management. Wildlife surveys - nesting birds, small mammals, flowering plants. Dewi Wagstaff:

  • Category: Volunteering

National Botanic Garden of Wales

Volunteering Opportunities may be available in the following departments:- Horticulture (all departments) Nature Reserve/Farm Estate Corporate (Catering & Retail) Administration/Marketing/Events Education – School visits/activities Library Buggy Driving Tour Guides/Speakers Reception...

  • Category: Volunteering

National Trust

Assist in setting up computer-based conservation management system. Support wardens in management of Dinefwr park. Michael Brown: / 01558 825 909...

  • Category: Volunteering

Natural Resources Wales 

Tel: 01248 385500 Visit Natural Resources Wales website...

  • Category: Woodland management, Ecology

The Conservation Volunteers 

Visit the Conservation Volunteers website...

  • Category: Woodland management, Volunteering

Wildfowl and Wetland Trust

A variety of volunteering opportunities exist at the centre. Eleanor Keatley:

  • Category: Volunteering

Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

Practical habitat management as part of a weekday team (normally Fridays, occasionally Wednesdays) looking after the 12 nature reserves in Carmarthenshire. Voluntary warden positions for our Carmarthenshire nature reserves. Opportunities to get involved with our ‘local group’, organizing events such...

  • Category: Volunteering, Woodland management

Woodland Trust

Tel: 01570 480886 Visit the Woodland Trust website...

  • Category: