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April 2011

Marine Management Zone meeting

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The Seahorse Trust attended the second Marine Management Organisation’s meeting about the future of Studland Bay in Dorset on Thursday the 14th of April. It was a lively meeting at times but it looks as though Studland is going to become a Marine Protected Zone over the next 2 years due to campaiging by Seahorse Trust supporters and others.
Even the boating community is beginning to accept that the site needs protecting and we all need to work together to keep the pressure up for this to happen and for all of us to work together to ensure the future of this amazing site.
Studland is a fascinating site with seagrass, Seahorses (both species), Undulate Rays and a host of other offically protected species on but due to overuse and the destruction caused by up to 350 boats per day in the summer it is being destoyed.
Despite the legal protection the various species have it is still being destroyed and the Marine Protected Zone status will help to ensure that this site stands a chance of surviving.

Chris Packham

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ON Monday the 4th we filmed with trust patron Chris Packham for his forthcoming series on conservation here in the UK which is to be shown on BBC.

It was a long hectic day and very tiring but we hopefully got all the footage that was needed. Sadly no Seahorses on the day but Chris and his team are gogin to use stock footage taken at Studland by reknowned underwater videographer Doug Anderson.

We would like to say a big thanks to Chris and all our patrons for their incredible support of the work of the Trust from Chris’s filming to Mark Carwardines recent piece in the April issue of BBC Wildlife magazine to the current issue of Radio Times where Kate Humble nominates the Spiny Seahorse as her iconic species for the British Isles in the forthcoming series (link below)

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