As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Is bird protection plan for Falmouth Bay 'nail in the coffin' for town?

12:30pm Wednesday 14th May 2014 in Cornwall

News that the effect plans to protect three species of birds which winter in Falmouth might have on work carried out at the docks, will not be taken into account by the Government has been described as “another nail in the coffin of Falmouth’s prosperity.”

Falmouth Town Council has expressed its “disappointment” in the reply it has received from the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) after it voiced its concerns over the proposed Special Protection Area which would cover an area from Falmouth Bay to St Austell Bay.

Councillors are worried that should the zone be introduced as proposed, it could impact on what work can be undertaken atFalmouth Docks and they made that point to DEFRA which has now told them, that argument will not be taken into account.

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