26 Sep
Southern Damselflies found at new sites in Pembrokeshire

Southern Damselflies found at new sites in Pembrokeshire

A £19,000 grant from Natural Resources Wales has resulted in the enhancement of over 100 sites in Pembrokeshire.

Following habitat management work, surveyors identified Southern Damselflies (Coenagrion mercuriale) at seven news sites including Blaencleddau, Dolau Isaf and Waun Isaf.

As the Southern Damselfly is currently categorised as endangered these results have massive implications for the species and are a significant step towards safeguarding its future in Wales.

The British Dragonfly Society previously worked with the Pembrokeshire Nature Partnership on a habitat restoration project to improve sites at Penlan and Pensarn Corner for Southern Damselflies. We would like to thank the Partnership from their continued efforts to conserve the Southern Damselfly and congratulate them on their new Southern Damselfly sites!

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