New project exploring and promoting Pembrokeshire's marine wildlife

By Paul Evans   |   Content editor   |
Thursday 12th May 2022 6:10 am
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Pictured are a team of volunteers surveying for harbour porpoise at Strumble Head in Pembrokeshire.
Pictured are a team of volunteers surveying for harbour porpoise at Strumble Head in Pembrokeshire. (Pic supplied )

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The Pembrokeshire Sea Trust are delighted to announce the start of their new FINtastic Fauna project -exploring the county’s marine wildlife.

‘FINtastic Fauna’ aims to bring together nature, conservation, volunteering and communities.

The project has been made possible thanks to funding received from - Enhancing Pembrokeshire, Postcode Community Trust, thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, WCVA Landfill Disposal Tax Communities scheme and the Idris and Margaret Jones Trust.

Project officer Holly Dunn said: “This new project will allow us to expand our marine wildlife surveys to other locations including The Havens and to also to recruit and train new survey volunteers.

“The information collected will be an important source of data which will aid towards conserving Pembrokeshire’s marine megafauna.”

The project will provide opportunities for more people to get involved with the conservation of their local wildlife, including local schools and community groups.

Project manager Anna Elliott continued: “We’re so excited to start this new project and the funding has meant that we can also recruit an additional member of staff to work on the project which is fantastic.

“As soon as the Education and Outreach Officer is in position, we can reach out and work with schools to raise awareness of our amazing marine wildlife and inspire people to protect it.”

Pembrokeshire Sea Trust, is a local marine wildlife conservation charity based at the old Ocean Lab in Goodwick.

Pictured are a team of volunteers surveying for harbour porpoise at Strumble Head in Pembrokeshire.

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