Clive Craik, RSPB Species Champion Award 2013

RSPB Species Champion Award 2013

The winner is : Clive Craik, Saving West of Scotland Common Terns and The South Shian Tern Rafts

This seabird conservation project has grown steadily since it began in 1996.

Four mussel rafts in Loch Creran have been converted for use by nesting terns and now hold one of the largest tern colonies in the British Isles (600 pairs of Common Terns fledged 500 young in 2012).

Fences keep the terns safe from their two most destructive predators – mink and otter.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01hcl85 for fab wee film of the rafts – terns  and the loch

November 1, 2013   Posted in: Creran, Environment

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