News

  • The Incredible Journey of ‘Clet’ the lone bottlenose dolphin

    Monday 21st March, 2016

    A solitary bottlenose dolphin, with a distinctive fin first caught the UK media’s attention when he ventured into our Cornish waters in 2014 and has since explored our coasts from as far south and east as Portland, in Dorset, up to the Scottish Highlands.

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  • Rare hermit crab rediscovered

    Wednesday 16th March, 2016

    Rare hermit crab by Matt Slater Shoresearch rock pool

    A rare and brightly colourful hermit crab was discovered by volunteers on a Cornwall Wildlife Trust ‘Shoresearch’ survey at a Castle beach, Falmouth on Saturday 12th March. The tiny hermit crab measuring only six millimetres in length hasn’t been recorded in Cornish waters since 1985!

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  • Cornwall's Bright Young Future

    Monday 14th March, 2016

    Your Shore Beach Rangers

    Young people in Cornwall will soon have the opportunity to step up and create what is rightfully theirs: a healthy planet, a thriving economy and a brighter future, thanks to £1 million of funding from the Big Lottery Fund for Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Your Shore Beach Ranger Project. And the work starts now, as the charity is calling for young people to get involved and design their project logo.

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  • Island wildlife haven soon to open for season

    Friday 19th February, 2016

    Book your place to visit our stunning Looe Island Nature Reserve, just off the coast at Looe. It all begins with a boat trip across waters teaming with life, followed by a fascinating guided tour with the warden around the island which, with its various habitats, provides a quiet haven for wildlife.

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  • Help needed to save our Cornish bees

    Thursday 18th February, 2016

    Our Cornish bees are disappearing, with some species on the verge of extinction, but Cornwall Wildlife Trust is determined to stop this from happening and has launched the Bee Kind Appeal to raise funds to create natural habitats and educate people on how they can help. To carry out this vital work and halt the decline of our bees the Trust must raise £18,000.

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  • From Redruth to Patagonia: Erin Bastian, My Wild Life

    Thursday 28th January, 2016

    Inspirational sea kayak adventurer Erin Bastian is the latest to support Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s successful My Wild Life campaign which aims to increase awareness of the importance of Cornwall’s unique natural environment and precious wildlife to all our lives.

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  • Good for fish - good for business

    Tuesday 26th January, 2016

    Falmouth’s favourite chippy, the Harbour Lights, is benefiting from a fantastic new online resource by Cornwall Wildlife Trust. The ‘Cornwall Good Seafood Guide’ highlights the wealth of sustainable seafood landed by our local Cornish fishing industry.

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  • Second wave of marine protection welcomed in Cornwall

    Monday 18th January, 2016

    Cornwall Wildlife Trust welcomes the news that the Government is designating a second phase of 23 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs), four of which are around the Cornish coast – Mounts Bay, Runnelstone, Newquay and the Gannel, and Hartland Point to Tintagel - with a further three offshore – Western Channel, North West of Jones Bank, and Greater Haig Fras. This historic move illustrates a renewed impetus to protect our seas and follows on from the announcement of 27 MCZs in 2013. This is the second of three phases promised by the Government in order to fulfil the remit of the Marine and Coastal Access Act.

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  • Dangerous trash turned into treasure

    Monday 11th January, 2016

    Local children saw for themselves just how dangerous marine litter can be for wildlife when they took part in a beach clean on Porthtowan Beach and found a dead gannet entangled in a fishing rope. They were later however, able to put fishing debris and plastics from the beach to better use.

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  • Chef Nathan Outlaw pledges his support for sustainable Cornish seas

    Monday 21st December, 2015

    Cornwall based Michelin-star chef Nathan Outlaw has joined Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant, St Austell Brewery and over 40 other local businesses in pledging to support sustainable Cornish fisheries by joining the Trust's Good Seafood Guide.

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