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Bid to Bring Ospreys Back to Suffolk

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After an absence of over 100 years, plans to help bring one of the UK’s rarest birds back to Suffolk, are set to be unveiled this week.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust will be showing proposals off on Thursday – as the bid the get Ospreys back in the county,

The project would focus on our coast – and follow similar work that has been successful in other parts of the country.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust has some exciting proposals to bring breeding ospreys back to Suffolk. We see ospreys stopping over in our county to feed while on migration in the spring and autumn, but they have been absent as a breeding species for several centuries due to historical persecution. We are now investigating the feasibility of a reintroduction project on the Suffolk coast which would follow similar work undertaken at Rutland Water in the East Midlands and Poole Harbour in Dorset. This includes a public consultation to gather the views of local people. Dr Tim Mackrill will talk about the amazing osprey, and how translocation projects across the world are working to create a brighter future for this charismatic bird of prey.

Dr Tim Mackrill managed the Rutland Osprey Project for over ten years, having first got involved as a volunteer when he was 15 years old. He now works with the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation on various species restoration projects including the white-tailed eagle reintroduction on the Isle of Wight and osprey translocation at Poole Harbour. 

This webinar will include a question and answer session, and we’ll provide you with a link to the consultation survey so that you can tell us your views on our proposals.

For more details about the webinar and proposals, just head online to : sufolkwildlifetrust.org 

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