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World Nature Conservation Day 2022

The 28th July is World Nature Conservation Day, and this year the theme is ‘Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet.’ Forests and woodland are vital habitats for a huge diversity of plants and animals, and they’re also important in their capacity as carbon sinks – absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere and therefore helping in our fight against climate change.

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World Nature Conservation Day 2022

28 Jul 2022

The 28th July is World Nature Conservation Day, and this year the theme is ‘Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet.’ Forests and woodland are vital habitats for a huge diversity of plants and animals, and they’re also important in their capacity as carbon sinks – absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere and therefore helping in our fight against climate change.

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Insect Week 2022

20 Jun 2022

June 20th-26th 2022 is Insect Week – an annual celebration encouraging people of all ages to appreciate and learn more about insects. We’re joining in the celebrations by shining a spotlight on 7 insect species you can find in woodland – check back each day this week to learn all about these fabulous beasties!

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Volunteers' Week 2022 - Meet Tony

2 Jun 2022

I find volunteering has many physical benefits and spending time with others has helped to reduce stress levels and the health effects on my body, but more importantly it is so good to see the fitness of some of the walkers improve as time goes by to the extent that some have joined other walking groups which offer advanced walks and some have become walk leaders in their own right and I have many of these walkers in my group.

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Volunteers' Week 2022 - Meet Julie

30 May 2022

This year, SWA is marking Volunteers' Week with profiles of some of our own amazing volunteers, without whom we could not operate as we do today. Most of our volunteers work at the Green Wood Centre, helping us to maintain the site, or at local woodlands and community projects close by. In Wales, volunteers are essential for assisting us to run numerous social forestry programmes throughout the country. 

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Stress Awareness Month

1 Apr 2022

April is Stress Awareness Month, and to celebrate, we’re taking the opportunity to explore the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, and looking at how woodlands can help you improve your own wellbeing.  

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The EFRA committee report - our response

22 Mar 2022

In a report published this week, the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee stated that if the government is to create 30,000 hectares of new woodland every year in the UK by 2025, more comprehensive planting targets, better finance schemes and more accurate mapping are urgently required.

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International Women's Day 2022 - Women in the Woods!

8 Mar 2022

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

At Small Woods, we are proud to employ women in a wide range of roles throughout the organisation. Here's Anna, an engagement officer who works for Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) at Craig Gwladus in Neath, to tell you what it's like to be a woman in the woods in 2022.

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8 types of nest box to hang in your garden or the woods

18 Feb 2022

This week we are celebrating National Nest Box Week here at Small Woods. Because many people prefer to keep their outdoor spaces neat and tidy, there is a shortage of natural nooks and crannies for birds and other animals to make their nests. Fortunately, we can help by providing safe boxes in which wildlife can build their nests, raise their young and hibernate over winter.

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SWA commits to action, in pledge

16 Dec 2021

Small Woods has signed up to the Climate Change and Forestry Accord 2021. This 2021 Accord reaffirms and updates the principles of an accord first agreed in 2015

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We've joined The Tree Council!

29 Nov 2021

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