Restoring habitats and species, connecting people with wildlife and wild places
Wales Wild Land Foundation is the charity running Cambrian Wildwood, its major project, supported by project partner and freehold owner of Bwlch Corog, Woodland Trust. Wales Wild Land Foundation was founded in 2007.
The official objectives of the charity as defined in the constitution and registered with the Charity Commission:
To promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment by promoting biological diversity, for the benefit of the public.
To advance the education of the public in the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment, and deepen their connection and appreciation of it.
The original aims which inspired the founding of the charity:
1. To own and manage areas of land in Wales, including at least one large area.
2. To preserve wild land or restore land to a wilder state with thriving natural habitats and abundant wildlife – by carrying out habitat restoration and introducing native species that are locally absent, within existing constraints, whether environmental, economic or social.
3. To work with neighbouring landowners to facilitate integrated access, to establish continuity of habitats and to form partnerships for species reintroductions.
4. To encourage people to access and enjoy our sites by providing low impact walking, cycling, wheelchair and horse-riding routes, facilitating responsible wild camping and enabling a broad cross-section of society to visit the wild land.
5. To host a range of organised activities on our sites, including research and monitoring, conservation work, nature experience, cultural and educational activities; to hold programmes for school children, youths and adults from specific groups, including those who do not normally connect with nature.
The strategic objectives and plans for our charitable work follow directly from these principles.