Fund-raising project to help buck Welsh Lapwing decline
Welsh Lapwings could benefit from a new project at Parc Slip Nature Reserve. Over the past two years, staff and volunteers have worked hard to stem the decrease in Lapwing numbers there, which have declined from 19 pairs in the 1990s to only one pair in 2014. The latest project will involve the construction of a gooseproof floating platform to provide a safe breeding area for Lapwings on Parc Slip’s Northern Wetland Lake. Each raft will cost about £2,000, and the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, which owns the reserve, is hoping to raise the money and install the rafts before February, in time for the breeding season.