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New international protection announced for the Northumberland Coast

A section of Northumberland coastline supporting 200,000 seabirds has been designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) in recognition of its importance for breeding seabirds. The Northumberland Marine SPA is the most important site in the UK for Arctic, common and roseate terns, the second most important site for sandwich tern, and the third most important site for Atlantic puffin.

International designation will help ensure any disturbance to the birds’ essential open water feeding areas is minimised, so the birds have a safe space to feed in.

For more information visit

Big Watch Weekend 05-06 August 2017

The 5th and 6th of August sees the return of Big Watch Weekend to the North East coast. This annual event is organised by the Environmental Records Information Centre North East (ERIC-NE) as part of the Sea Watch Foundation’s National Whale and Dolphin Watch. The weekend is being held in partnership with Northumberland and Berwickshire Marine Nature Partnership, MARINElife, Northumberland Wildlife Trust and Sunderland City Council.

The Northumberland section of the event will be hosted at Cresswell by the Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

As part of the event, free Cetacean ID training sessions will also be available on 20th and 27th July, delivered by Martin Kitching from MARINElife and will be held  at the Great North Museum: Hancock. These sessions will run from 6:30pm until 8pm.

For more information about the weekend and for details about how to book your place on the free Cetacean ID sessions please visit the ERIC North East website.

June the 8th is World Oceans Day 2017

June the 8th is World Oceans day 2017, the international day of celebration for the role that the oceans play in our lives and the actions we can take to protect them.

World Oceans Day 2017

The theme for 2017 is “Our Oceans, Our Future” and the main focus will be on plastic pollution prevention and cleaning the ocean of marine litter. There are some great resources on the World Ocean Day’s website including resources on plastic pollution

VACANCY! Coast Care Project Coordinator with Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Northumberland Wildlife Trust are looking for a confident, innovative and enthusiastic person to join their team to lead delivery and development of the Coast Care project which aims to engage 2000 volunteers in activities to safeguard the outstanding north Northumberland coastal landscape by 2020.The post is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and will be based, full time, at the project office at Seahouses Development Trust.

Please click here to download an applicant pack