Magazine of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust ...........No 74 Autumn 1997
Thank you
The Helford Voluntary Marine Conservation Area
Letter from the Delta
From the conservation section
Monitoring marine life
Special interest groups
Branch news
Education and publicity
How to....help our turtles
Reserves report
Advertisement features ..good info
Diary of events (centre pages)
Advertisement features ..good info
Practical Action on Reserves in Cornwall (PARC)
List of Staff, Officers and Sections
Front Cover
Wild about Cornwall Calendar 1998 - Back Cover

Membership enquiries to: Andrea Toy,
Five Acres, Allet, Truro, TR4 9DJ.
General enquiries to: The Administrator,
Five Acres, Allet, Truro, TR4 9DJ.
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Working in a specialist field like nature conservation, certain words and ideas become such a part of our daily lives that we sometimes assume they need no explanation. Biodiversity is an example. It may sound off-puttingly technical, but it simply means variety of life - and conserving biodiversity is exactly what our Trust was set up to do.
Even for those most closely involved, the talk of biodiversity initiatives, audits, action plans, partnerships, steering groups and the like - multiplied locally, regionally and nationally - can be confusing. Do take time to read about them though, as they are essential to tackling conservation problems effectively: we need to get together with everyone else concerned, assess (audit) what natural riches we have, decide on conservation priorities and draw up plans of action.
This process reached a significant stage in June with the launch of a document containing Cornwall s audit and setting out its priorities. These cover marine life - the main theme of the current Wild Cornwall - as well as terrestrial.
Marine conservation is a very different - and in many ways more difficult - challenge to that which we face on land. Though, as you will read, the Trust has been acting on many marine issues, there is much more that should be done here in Britain s most maritime county. Thank you for being a part of what we have achieved so far, and we hope we can count on your continuing support as we expand our activities on land and at sea.

Mark Nicholson


for the next issue of Wild Cornwall

15th November 1997

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intended for publication should be
sent to the Editor:
Mark Nicholson
Five Acres, Allet
Truro, TR4 9DJ.

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The views expressed by the contributors to this magazine are not necessarily those of the Editor or the Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

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