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Practical conservation projects needed in AONB

Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is drawing up a new volunteer practical work programme for June 2017 to March 2018. As well as biodiversity. this includes geology and historical, cultural and landscape heritage, Please let us know if you have a suitable project or site within the AONB that our volunteers could potentially work on. For example if you are a Parish Council, do you have a tree and hedge planting programme? Would you like to create a network of walks and/or rides or make physical access to your local heritage easier?

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Darsham Scattered Orchard

It's been just over a year since we planted 5 traditional fruit trees that Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB kindly donated to the Darsham Orchard. Since then we have planted a further18 trees donated by the villagers. We have now a total of 41 trees with room to plant a further 15 trees in the future.

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The future of conservation is in your pocket TED talk

TED Talk Danielle Gustafson: The future of conservation is in your pocket – The computing power of your phone is emerging as a vital tool for environmental conservation. In her talk Danielle uses the example of bats – nocturnal and cryptic – to explore new opportunities for Citizen Science. Since all conservation work requires baseline data, enthusiastic volunteers armed with emerging technologies can be the ones to gather that information. 2013. Danielle Gustafson has been a board member of Bat Conservation International since 2013.

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