About

Coity Wallia Commons Biodiversity Enhancement Project is the Biffaward Flagship Project 2010.

The main aim of the project is to restore and reconnect 1,063 hectares of priority habitats on Cefn Hirgoed and Mynydd y Gaer commons north of Bridgend, with particular emphasis on management for the Marsh fritillary, High Brown Fritillary, the Bog Bush Cricket and the Shrill Carder Bee.

The project is a partnership between PONT and Coity Wallia Commoners Association. Other partners include Biffaward, Rockwool UK, Bridgend County Council, Coity Wallia Board of Conservators and the Countryside Council for Wales, who together have contributed over £530,000 in grant funding towards the project, together with Butterfly Conservation and Dunraven Estates – the landowner.

Biffaward is  a multi-million pound environment fund managed by the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, which uses landfill tax credits donated by Biffa Waste Services, to fund projects that will enhance and transform communities.