• Turning the tide – protecting our endangered species

    Endangered species are species considered to be at great risk of becoming extinct in the wild. More than a quarter of the species on the planet (28%) are considered endangered according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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  • Planting a forest! 

    As we reach the end of the tree planting season, it’s nice to have a look back on what we have achieved!

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  • Hedgehogs. Why can’t they just share the hedge?

    Spring is officially here! The lambs are bouncing, the daffodils are out in bloom, and the sun is shining! And most importantly, one of Britain’s most-loved species is emerging out of hibernation, ready to grace our gardens again. 

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  • Photo Competition 2024

    For this year’s Cymdithas Eryri Snowdonia Society photo competition we’re looking for your photos which capture and celebrate the special qualities of Eryri.

    The awe-inspiring views and landscapes will be familiar to many, but digging a little deeper can reveal what makes the collectiveness of Eryri so special.

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  • You’ve made double the difference!

    We’d like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who supported us through the Green Match Fund Campaign last week! Together you’ve been able to exceed our target of £5,000 and raised a whopping £5,352 and £695.25 in gift aid, to support the ongoing work we do to protect and enhance the beauty and special qualities of Eryri. With the money […]

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  • “Respect Eryri and help make tourism sustainable” plea as the May Bank Holidays loom

    Cymdeithas Eryri Snowdonia Society is the only voluntary organisation existing solely to protect and enhance the beauty and special qualities of Eryri. On the eve of the busy May Bank holidays and the start of the summer season, the Society has issued to plea all who come to enjoy Eryri’s amazing, mountains, woods, countryside and coast to treat the area with respect. They are asking all who visit to do everything they can to reduce their environmental impact and to put something back into area, maybe by joining a volunteering day or supporting the work of the Snowdonia Society.

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  • A nature rich Eryri for all

    Draft strategy to 2027

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  • Bonding over blood, sweat and tears!

        Last week our staff team enjoyed a two day outdoor first aid course at Boulder Adventures where we learned how to keep everyone safe in the outdoors.  Fortunately the weather was beautiful and we were able to enjoy learning outside. “I feel so much more knowledgeable and confident in my first aid skills now, […]

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  • Recognition for Caru Eryri

    In a hugely positive move, the Caru Eryri project, co-founded by the Snowdonia Society, has received recognition by being shortlisted for the prestigious St David Awards. The Society’s Chair Sue Beaumont travelled down to Cardiff for the awards ceremony and here comments on the event:

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  • Health check reveals nature Wales’ National Parks need a lifeline

    Campaign for National Parks has carried out a health check of nature recovery in Wales’ National Parks and made some worrying discoveries.

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  • Call for outdoor kit donations!

    Do you have outdoor gear that you’re ready to ‘pay it forward’ and recycle? We would love it if you could donate it to us!

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  • Learning about hedge laying

    There is a big drive to promote a better understanding and knowledge of the traditional art of hedge laying. Find out how we got on learning this iconic skills, plus having a go ourselves!

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  • Visiting the Ugly House? Important note about parking this week.

    The car park will be closed until Thursday this week (21/3) while the wall is being repaired. The S1 and T10 buses stop outside the house and the free Cae’n y Coed car park is less than 10 minutes’ walk along the road, towards Betws y Coed.

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  • Green travel: Electric Bike Ride

    Biking and e-biking are really fun, eco-friendly ways to explore the National Park. Here about our recent trip from Bethesda to Llyn Idwal, with thanks to Beics Ogwen, Bethesda!

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  • Will you join Iolo Williams in writing to the Welsh Government to support nature-friendly farming in our National Parks?

    Will you join Iolo Williams in writing to the Welsh Government to support nature-friendly farming in our National Parks? Nature in Wales is in crisis; one is six species is at risk of disappearing from the country. The Welsh Government is currently consulting on a new Sustainable Farming Scheme (SFS) to take the place of […]

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  • Help us tackle the Nature Emergency and support Nature-friendly farming in Eryri!

    Help us tackle the Nature Emergency and support Nature-friendly farming in Eryri!

    Nature in Wales is in crisis; one is six species is at risk of disappearing from the country. The Welsh Government is currently consulting on a new Sustainable Farming Scheme to take the place of the CAP. Will you help us put things right by taking part in consultation? It only takes two minutes!

    We’re calling on Welsh Government to do more for farmers and nature in our National Parks through the Sustainable Farming Scheme, and we need your help.

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  • 2023 Himalayan Balsam Update 

    Himalayan balsam may not be as notorious as Japanese knotweed, but it has gained its own infamy among conservationists. The momentum to combat this invasive species is building, with increasing demands for long-term government initiatives to tackle their spread and damaging effects.

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  • We are recruiting 2x Conservation Assistant trainees

    If you want to help look after the environment, this could be the job for you. You will gain a wide range of experience, which will help you progress in the environment sector.

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  • Rhaeadr y Cwm, one of Eryri’s most iconic waterfalls is threatened once again

    Cwm Cynfal is a place that has inspired storytellers, artists and poets over a millenium. It is one of Eryri’s most majestic waterfalls. But now it is being threatened once again by a hydro-electric scheme that would see the river dammed and as much as 70% of the water diverted around the waterfall.

    Three times already over the past thirty years plans have been submitted for a hydro-electric scheme in Cwm Cynfal. Three times they have been either refused or withdrawn. But now developers are set to make a further application and they are currently concluding a pre-application consultation which comes to an end on 24 November.

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  • Cymdeithas Eryri’s “Helping Hands” celebrate a year of frenetic volunteer work at AGM

    Cymdeithas Eryri Snowdonia Society will be holding its AGM at Plas y Brenin on 18 November and celebrating a frenetic year of working with volunteers to tackle some of the biggest threats to the Eryri National Park.

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