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Tor Bay’s seagrass mooring buoys receive Royal attention

20th July 2022 by Dani Parsons

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visited Torquay’s historic Torre Abbey on Wednesday 20 July and learnt about Tor Bay’s seagrass mooring buoys which have been installed to help protect extraordinary and endangered seagrass meadows from dropped anchors. Seagrass is a critically endangered habitat and nine seagrass beds, estimated to be […]

Meet the Team: Women in Science Edition – Dr Kirsten Pullen

11th February 2022 by Dani Parsons

Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a day founded by the United Nations to help achieve full and equal access and participation in science for women and girls. To celebrate today, we’ve sat down with our Chief Science Officer, Dr Kirsten Pullen, to have a conversation about her career so far […]

Meet the Team: Women in Science Edition – Jemima Frame

10th February 2022 by Dani Parsons

This week, we’re celebrating women in science ahead of International Day of Girls and Women in Science on Friday 11 February. Today’s woman in science is zoo-based research student, Jemima Frame. What is your role at Wild Planet Trust? I am a zoo-based research placement student. Typically my day consists of animal behavioural observations (normally […]

Meet the Team: Women in Science Edition – Rossy Lyne-Hall

9th February 2022 by Dani Parsons

This week, we’re celebrating women in science ahead of International Day of Girls and Women in Science on Friday 11 February. The next episode of our podcast, ‘So you want to work in a zoo?’, comes out on Friday. This will star our Chief Science Officer, Dr Kirsten Pullen, one of the many women in […]

Meet the Team: Women in Science Edition – Dr Kathy Baker

8th February 2022 by Dani Parsons

This week, we’re celebrating women in science ahead of International Day of Girls and Women in Science on Friday, 11 February. Today’s woman in science is Research Coordinator, Dr Kathy Baker. What is your role at Wild Planet Trust? I am the Research Coordinator, based at Newquay Zoo. My main role includes teaching on degree courses […]

Meet the Team: Women in Science Edition – Dr Holly Farmer

7th February 2022 by Dani Parsons

This week, we’re celebrating women in science ahead of International Day of Girls and Women in Science on Friday 11 February. International Day of Women and Girls in Science is a day created by the United Nations to help achieve full and equal access and participation in science for women and girls. We have lots […]

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COP26: In conclusion

15th November 2021 by Dani Parsons

The gavel has come down, and COP26 has now concluded. The ink has dried on the Glasgow Climate Pact with a final text that moves forwards on some issues but stalls over others. While there have been major announcements over the past two weeks, there are many who would say that there have not been […]

New mooring buoys to save seagrass beds

16th October 2021 by Kat Sobey

Three brand new boat moorings designed to protect Tor Bay’s seagrass meadows have been installed at Fishcombe Cove. These are the first of their kind in Tor Bay. Wild Planet Trust has installed the mooring buoys as part of the #SaveOurSeagrass campaign established in 2018. The campaign has been supported by Totnes-based underwater measuring instrument […]

Sponsored walk for seagrass

10th September 2021 by Dani Parsons

During the summer holidays, Samson Spooner, age 8 from Torquay, completed a sponsored walk to raise money for Wild Planet Trust and their vital seagrass conservation work. Wild Planet Trust’s ‘Save our Seagrass’ project works with a team of volunteers to survey and monitor seagrass beds along the South West coastline. Samson, who is an […]

Wild Planet Trust statement in response to IPCC Sixth Report

9th August 2021 by Dani Parsons

Today’s release of the IPCC Climate Change report is sobering reading.  Recognising that the impact of human activities on rising global temperatures is unequivocal, we face a time of change with the world getting hotter and monsoon conditions becoming more frequent.  Some of these impacts, such as rising sea levels, are already irreversible for centuries […]

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