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Issue 53

Issue 53

Winter 2014-15

This issue is a celebration of some rarities in Wales. Sometimes species are rare, like harvest mice, because their populations have declined; sometimes they are rare because they've never been populous, like certain species of montane spiders. Whatever the cause, the only reason we know about them is because of the hard work and involvement of people, also celebrated here

Issue 52

Issue 52

Autumn 2014

So often in Natur Cymru we report on valuable restoration work, turning the land back to a condition where nature and wildlife can thrive. How much better it would be if the land never needed restoring in the first place. The proposed route for the M4 motorway in South Wales cuts across five nationally important wildlife sites, despite the Welsh Government's commitment to environmental protection and sustainable development.

Issue 51

Issue 51

Summer 2014

The busy and often ‘virtual’ lives so many of us lead these days may dislodge us from our sense of the physical landscape in which we live, but summer holidays provide opportunities to walk coastal paths looking at ancient imprints on the landscape, to catch gobies in rock pools or to visit an open-air theatre.

Issue 50

Issue 50

Spring 2014

Water is so vital to life and there's usually no shortage in Wales. Modern ecologists and archivists are managers of valuable long term monitoring of both recent and historic data: climate change, extremes of weather, hydropower, and saving endangered species such as freshwater pearl mussels and pine martens.

Issue 49

Issue 49

Winter 2013

The cuckoo heralding Spring, the swift screaming its summer joy, the uplands echoing to the call of golden plover and Greenland white-fronted geese returning to winter in the Dyfi estuary: these are all species in trouble. Articles in this edition look at efforts to understand the causes of decline, so that action can be taken to restore populations to health.

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