Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin host a special #LoveMinsmere event

Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin host a special #LoveMinsmere event

RSPB Love Minsmere live event with Chris and Megan

We've teamed up with our friends at the RSPB to support Suffolk's wildlife. Watch the Love Minsmere Live event with Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin.

We've teamed up with the RSPB to raise our concerns for wildlife should plans for an additional power station, Sizewell C, be built alongside the existing power stations Sizewell A and B on the Suffolk coast.

On Friday 27th November, Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin hosted ‘Love Minsmere: Live’, a virtual celebration of RSPB Minsmere and Sizewell Marshes SSSI, managed by Suffolk Wildlife Trust. The event was streamed live via Facebook and YouTube and is available to watch here (scroll through to the start at 04:35):

Love Minsmere: Live. With Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin

The event was full of fascinating information on the wildlife that lives here on the Suffolk coast and highlighted the threats from Sizewell C should development proposals go ahead.

Naturalist and TV Presenter, Chris Packham said: “I love some of the UK’s best wildlife hotspots and one of them is the RSPB’s reserve at Minsmere. I’ve been going there since I was a teenager. It’s a really important place. It’s got breeding marsh harriers, it’s got otters, it’s got avocets. In fact it was instrumental in saving those species from extinction in the UK. It’s a fantastic place, but I’m afraid to say it’s currently at risk.”

The event comes as EDF Energy’s plans for Sizewell C are set to be examined by the Planning Inspectorate in the new year. The proposed power station will sit on the border of RSPB Minsmere, home to over 6000 different kinds of animals, plants and fungi, and would destroy an area equivalent to 10 football pitches of Sizewell Marshes SSSI.

You can help add your voice to ours and take part in our e-action here.