Bird flu has been confirmed in a flock of chickens and ducks in Carmarthenshire, the Welsh Government says.Read the full story ›
Beavers could be set to return to Wales for the first time in hundreds of years.Read the full story ›
A wild duck found dead in Carmarthenshire had the same strain of bird flu confirmed at a turkey farm in Lincolnshire last week.Read the full story ›
Three of Anglesey's most unique heritage sites could face closure if no one shows an interest in taking them over.Read the full story ›
Next week will see tree growers from across Britain descend on a farm at Three Crosses near Swansea for the annual Christmas tree contest.
The winner is traditionally granted the honour of putting up a tree outside 10 Downing Street.
Our members work hard throughout the year to produce quality trees that the public want to adorn their homes.
They are trying to keep alive the tradition of buying a real Christmas tree and making it a family occasion.
Good growing conditions this year means we are expecting an exceptional display of spruces, pines and firs.
The Welsh Government is considering tougher measures to tackle TB in cattle, which can be spread by wild animals, notably badgers.Read the full story ›
Carmarthen Ham has been awarded protected name status by the EU after a "bit of a scare" with the Brexit vote, its producers say.Read the full story ›
It follows the success of a project to rid Anglesey of grey squirrels, which has seen a huge increase in its red squirrel population.Read the full story ›
A recent survey found some of the biggest trees in Britain are growing in the grounds of Plas Tan y Bwlch, Snowdonia.Read the full story ›
Common butterflies saw their numbers collapse in Wales and across the UK over the summer, results from the Big Butterfly Count have revealed.
The majority of butterfly species studied as part of the scheme saw their populations fall in Wales, participants also saw the lowest number of butterflies per count since the scheme began with an average of just 11 butterflies spotted.
Widespread species such as the Ringlet (61% down), Meadow Brown (48% down), Small Tortoiseshell (40% down), Comma (64% down), Peacock (24% down), Small Copper (33% down,) and Gatekeeper (32% down) all struggled in Wales, with numbers falling in comparison to last year.
Numbers of the colourful Peacock have now dropped from a UK average of 3.6 individuals per count in 2013 to just 0.5 per Count in 2016, a six-fold decrease over three years.
The drop in butterfly numbers this summer has been a shock and is a bit of a mystery. Perhaps the very mild winter had a negative effect, or the cold spring, or perhaps the impacts of intensive farming and pesticides are really hitting these common species now.