BDS Conservation Projects in Wales
This page contains details about all of the Southern Damselfly projects that have been carried out over the past four years. Most of the information on this page is available in Welsh courtesy of our Environment Wales grant that funded some of this work. Our aim is provide the other parts of the site in Welsh when funding permits. The information explains why conservation of Southern Damselfly is important as well as providing details about each of the projects that we have carried out to improve and create habitat for this species.
Dragonfly Breeding Habitats and associated Species
There are six key breeding habitats for dragonflies in Wales. These are especially important as a dragonfly will spend between 4 months and 7 years underwater in its larval form. The average time spent underwater as a larva is 2 years, so it is vital that breeding habitats are conserved. If you click on the photo of the habitat, a list of species that you could expect to see in that habitat appears.
Recording and Submitting Records
It is important for us to know where dragonflies are to prioritise our conservation work. You can help us by submitting records of your sightings. These pages give more information about recording and also take you to our online recording facility.
The 'BDS in Wales' page can be found under the projects tab of our website or by clicking on the link below: