Cefn Coch mountain wilding 'to attract back species'

Two environmental charities are hoping to buy a mountainside in Powys to try out what they are calling "a different approach to conservation".

The 300 acres (121 hectares) of land, formerly used to graze sheep, is up for sale at Cefn Coch near Machynlleth.

The Woodland Trust and Wales Wild Land Foundation plan to turn it into a haven for native species like pine martins, red squirrels and dormice.

They will plant 5,000 trees before letting nature take its course.

Rory Francis of the Woodland Trust said it was a unique opportunity

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