Wildlife Live Webinar - Bringing ospreys back to Suffolk
About the event
Suffolk Wildlife Trust has some exciting proposals to bring breeding ospreys back to Suffolk. We see ospreys stopping over in our county to feed while on migration in the spring and autumn, but they have been absent as a breeding species for several centuries due to historical persecution. We are now investigating the feasibility of a reintroduction project on the Suffolk coast which would follow similar work undertaken at Rutland Water in the East Midlands and Poole Harbour in Dorset. This includes a public consultation to gather the views of local people. Dr Tim Mackrill will talk about the amazing osprey, and how translocation projects across the world are working to create a brighter future for this charismatic bird of prey.
Dr Tim Mackrill managed the Rutland Osprey Project for over ten years, having first got involved as a volunteer when he was 15 years old. He now works with the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation on various species restoration projects including the white-tailed eagle reintroduction on the Isle of Wight and osprey translocation at Poole Harbour.
This webinar will include a question and answer session, and we'll provide you with a link to the consultation survey so that you can tell us your views on our proposals.
This Wildlife Live Webinar is part of a series of online events on a range of wildlife topics. It is scheduled to last approximately one hour plus a questions & answers session. Suffolk Wildlife Trust uses the Zoom platform for its webinars and, when you book, you will receive simple instructions on how to join the event from the comfort of your own home. When booking, please do input the email you will be using on the night. Subtitles are available.
Booking is free, but a donation would be welcome.