WALES WILD LAND FOUNDATION CIO

Coetir Anian - Cambrian Wildwood

We are a nature restoration project, restoring habitats and species across a large area in Mid Wales, grazing with wild horses to enhance biodiversity. In this unique wild setting, we run programmes supporting disadvantaged children and adults to connect with nature and improve wellbeing.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1158185)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£15,000

Amount raised

£15,260

Donations

45

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Mental HealthMental Health

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Refugees/Asylum SeekersRefugees/Asylum Seekers

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

The destruction of nature across the world is continuing, with loss of wild habitats and declining wildlife. The UK is one of the worst performing countries for biodiversity. The disconnection of people from nature is enabling this situation and creating problems for individuals and society. Children are not spending enough time being active outdoors. Mental and physical health can be adversely affected for all age groups by insufficient time spent in nature.

Solution

We will reverse the decline of nature by restoring ecosystems on our land and expanding the project area. Our horses graze rank grass, enabling heathland plants to flourish and aiding the restoration of peat bogs. They open up the ground for wild flowers and trees to colonise, attracting insects, birds and mammals. The wildlife and natural setting enable us to offer rich nature connection experiences, practising mindfulness and learning skills, with a deep connection to the land and the animals.

  • Thank you for my first camping experience. Thank you for the songs and for teaching me that if I’m depressed, to go to nature and the woods and they will help me.

    — Year 8 student

  • I haven’t missed my phone once. I’ve built up lots of friendships and learnt new things.

    — Year 9 student

  • The focus on mindfulness activities and back to nature was great to re-connect the young people with the outdoors and away from technology. The location of the site was brilliant.

    — Head of Year teacher, Powys

  • Many congratulations on making such great progress.... I have seen wonderful photos of the horses and of the regeneration of tree species and biodiversity on the site... The Foundation is certainly very happy to have supported your vision....

    — Funder