Commonwealth NGOs
related to forestry


bullet2 Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group

National Agricultural Centre

Stoneleigh, Kenilworth

CV8 2RX Warwickshire




Type:  NGO   

Scope:  national   

Interest in Forestry:  peripheral


FWAG's Mission Statement

FWAG exists to provide farmers, landowners and our other clients with the best opportunity for environmental gain through cost effective, quality solutions.


FWAG has 66 local groups throughout England, Scotland and Wales, with over 110 Farm Conservation Advisers out of a total staff of 169.

FWAG provides farmers and landowners with practical advice on making adjustments to farm operations and enhancing farm features in order to support wildlife, landscape, archaeology, access and other conservation issues.

FWAG Advice is based on:

a whole farm approach since all parts of the farm are important for conservation

tailor-made conservation plans designed to suit the farm type, location and the farmer's aspirations, commitment and pocket

a partnership with the farmer, conservation bodies, farming organisations and government agencies

zero/low cost management options where possible (conservation need not be costly)

identification of appropriate grant sources

the understanding that conservation need not compromise the farm's commercial objectives