Local News 2011

RSPB Plea For Nature Lovers Award

17.08.11: Do you ever go for walks in the countryside? Do you enjoy seeing wildlife? Then the Roseland based RSPB team would like to bring your attention to an exciting new addition to their remit.

Each year, the RSPB run an award called the Nature of Farming Award that recognises the efforts made by farmers to improve the quality of wildlife habitat on their land. This year their south-west regional representative, David White, has made it through to the final, which is now decided by public vote.

Nick Tomalin (Cirl Bunting officer and Roseland Online features writer) told Roseland Online, “A win for the south-west would recognise all of the hard work done by the farmers in the region. For all of you who enjoy walking in the beautiful Roseland countryside, who enjoy the local wildlife, or who follow the progress of the cirl bunting project, this is your chance to show your appreciation for that work. Without the support of the farming community, we would not have been able to bring cirl buntings back to the Roseland, and the countryside we take for granted would be a very different place.”

Of course everyone is welcome to vote for whomever they like and the more votes the award gets, the more the RSPB can show public gratitude for the work done by farmers on behalf of the environment. But if you want to show your support for our region, David White is representing the south-west in the final. If want to see David’s commitment, please take a look at some of the images he took on his farm by clicking here: http://dgwhite.foliopic.com/

Click here to see the four finalists, but please do take two minutes to vote for David or any one of the other finalists. Voting closes on 31st August and the RSPB team want to thank you in advance for your support.

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