RSPB Cymru Signs Lease For 12,000-acre Farm In Powys

Lake Vyrnwy Nature Reserve and Estate (Welsh: Llyn Efyrnwy/Llyn Llanwddyn) is an area of land in Montgomeryshire (Welsh: Sir Drefaldwyn), Powys, in Mid Wales. It surrounds the Victorian reservoir of Lake Vyrnwy. The nature reserve and the area around it are jointly managed by the charity Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), and Severn Trent Water. The reserve is a designated national nature reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Protection Area, and also a Special Area of Conservation.

Now RSPB Cymru  has signed a long-term lease with Severn Trent Water, the owner of the 12,000 acre Ty-Llwyd Farm. Ty-Llwyd Farm includes land within the Lake Vyrnwy estate and RSPB will now work with Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru to develop sustainable grazing and farming methods. RSPB Cymru director Katie-jo Luxton has stated that the charity will "ensure this beautiful landscape remains looked after for wildlife to live and thrive". The long-term lease includes 12,000 acres of upland farm, moor and blanket bog. 

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