Protecting wildlife for the future
Wildlife Trusts Wales acts as the bridge bringing all the Wildlife Trusts in Wales together.
The six Wildlife Trusts in Wales employ over 100 members of staff and have over 2,000 incredible volunteers. Our work would not be possible without our dedicated members. To protect wildlife in your area, become a member of your local Wildlife Trust.
At Wildlife Trusts Wales we have a small but impactful team.
We work hard to deliver our objectives and work closely with our Wildlife Trust colleagues across Wales and beyond.
Get to know us
Rachel Sharp, CEO
Rachel has worked for the Wildlife Trusts for 25 years and became the CEO of Wildlife Trusts Wales in 2011.
Her previous roles include Head of Biodiversity at Avon Wildlife Trust and CEO of both Hereford and Brecknock Wildlife Trusts. Her career has enabled both a deep understanding of the importance of protecting wildlife for its intrinsic value but also for people’s well-being, its role in climate change adaptation and its importance in tackling social inequalities. She is now a leading advocate for nature recovery in Wales. She is an external advisor on Welsh Waters Independent Environment Advisory Panel and a trustee of the Wales Environment Link. She attends Welsh Governments European Advisory Group and Rural Affairs Roundtable to advise on the implications of Brexit on the Welsh environment.
As a qualified scuba diver and sailor, Rachel has a particular love of all things marine. She is also an avid walker and does her best thinking when walking in the Welsh mountains.
Carys Evans, Communications and Campaigns Officer
Carys joined Wildlife Trusts Wales in January 2021 having worked in communications teams at both The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales and The Wildlife Trusts previously. She manages the Trusts communications and is also leading on the communications and campaigns for an exciting youth climate change project. More information on this coming soon!
In her spare time she is Creative Director at A Focus on Nature, a youth conservation organisation aimed at inspiring and equipping young people with the skills and knowledge they need to start a career in conservation. On weekends she can often be found exploring her local mountains and nature reserves.
Contact her (in English or Welsh) about all things communication, marketing and youth engagement!
Our Trustees are a group of volunteers who hold the financial and legal responsibility for everything the Trust does.
Our Trustees bring a wide range of knowledge, expertise and experience to the charity and are responsible for approving our strategic plans, annual budget and Annual Report & Accounts.
Find out what we've been up to
Restoring our peatlands thanks to Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation
Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation generously backs Wildlife Trusts Wales’ ambitions to restore all Welsh peatlands by 2030.
Keeping Wales wild thanks to Natural Resources Wales
2020 was an uncertain and difficult year for many. We reflect on a year of conservation in Wales and thank our supporters for helping…
A brighter future for Welsh rivers
After many years of campaigning Wildlife Trusts Wales welcomes the Welsh Government announcement today of the introduction of the Water…