Protecting the Essex Estuaries

We partnered Essex Wildlife Trust and trained a team of volunteers to conduct recreational activity observations along the Essex coastline over the summer. Alan Kavanagh, Natural England’s Essex Site Lead, and volunteer Cameron Alston, explain how and why we did it… Why Essex Estuaries? With 350 miles of varied coastline, Essex provides unique opportunities to…

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When volunteers help conservation

Science is difficult and must be done by professionals. Or must it? When Marine Conservation Society (MCS) was offered the chance to work with a volunteer yachtsman, Mr Chris Cooling, aboard his ocean-going yacht (Allegra), we grabbed the chance with both hands. In marine conservation, budgets aren’t at the levels required to map every single…

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