MARLOES

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Marloes Coast Project

Country

Wales

Current land designations

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Specific location

Pembrokeshire

Year rewilding started

2003

Grid reference

SM771085

Location

Latitude: 51 43 51 N Longitude: 05 13 45 W

Altitude

Minimum: Maximum:164ft

Project Management

Ownership: National Trust (farmed commercially by tenant farmers)

Management: Private farm owner, Countryside Council for Wales, National Trust, Wildlife Trust for West and  South Wales, Pembrokeshire Coast NP Authority

Area under rewilding (hectares)

70ha

Project funding

Countryside Council for Wales, Donation of sulphur from Chevron-Texaco, National Trust (in form of volunteer time and reduction in tenancy)

Rewilding methods

Coastal grassland reversion; Heathland creation through soil acidification (using sulphur), removal of topsoil (containing fertiliser) and raising of water levels; Reintroduction of cattle grazing on heath; Re-creation of ponds and rough scrub in pastures

Habitats present

Arable land; Coastal Heath; Coastal grassland

Target species

Local heathland plant species

Species reintroductions

None

Access to the area

Open public access

Links to further information

Pembrokeshire Diversity Partnership: www.biodiversitypembrokeshire.org.uk/projects.html

Conservation Evidence: www.conservationevidence.com/ViewEntry.asp?ID=168

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