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Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife - Glaslyn Ospreys, Llanfrothen

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Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife is a Registered Charity (1172496) that is managing The Glaslyn Osprey Project at Prenteg near Porthmadog in Gwynedd.

A pair of Ospreys has been breeding in the Glaslyn Valley since 2004 and the RSPB has been running a viewing centre at Pont Croesor near Porthmadog since 2005.

Over 300,000 people have visited the Viewing Centre at Pont Croesor between 2005 and 2012.

A total of 23 chicks have successfully fledged from the nest since 2005.

In 2012 the RSPB decided to offer the management of the Glaslyn Osprey Project to the local community. In response, a not-for-profit Community Interest Company which later gained charirable status (1172496) was established with the purpose of endeavouring to ensure the continued success of breeding ospreys in the Glaslyn area and to provide the opportunity for the public to see and learn more about ospreys and wildlife in the Porthmadog area.

BGGW is now in charge of managing the Glaslyn Osprey Project. We aim to provide an effective protection site as well as an Osprey Viewing Centre at Pont Croesor where the public can see the Osprey nest from a safe distance. This will be on a smaller scale during 2014. BGGW hopes to open a similar centre to that which has been present since 2005 before the start of the 2015 season.

As a Charity we will endeavour to involve all interested parties in the area with the project. We will provide volunteering opportunities for locals and visitors alike both at the nest protection site and at the viewing centre at Pont Croesor. At least one person will eventually be employed full-time.

Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife is a bilingual company which recognises the rich Welsh heritage of the Glaslyn Valley and its environs.

Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife welcomes anyone who is interested in the rich wildlife of the Glaslyn Valley and who feels they can contribute to the group to join us. We are looking for volunteers with expertise in fundraising, media work, communication skills as well as anyone who can help with protecting the Ospreys at the nest site.
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  • Beautiful views on a baking hot day. Wales felt like the Sahara! The visitor centre itself felt so comforting with the friendly staff and volunteers who all had a genuine passion for the ospreys... 
    Beautiful views on a baking hot day. Wales felt like the Sahara! The visitor centre itself felt so comforting with the friendly staff and volunteers who all had a genuine passion for the ospreys...  more »
  • first time here , hit it just right to see the osprey nesting , nice place run by really nice people , worth a look at the right time of the year , the surrounding valley is beautiful too , if you're....  more
    first time here , hit it just right to see the osprey nesting , nice place run by really nice people , worth a look at the right time of the year , the surrounding valley is beautiful too , if you're....  more »

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