This week our Rangers (Marion, Katie, Emily, Sarah and Stacey) and Trustee team (Sue and Kate) spent a day training alongside Natural England team member Kate S, Polzeath Marine Conservation Group members Cathy and Annie and Tina who runs Our Only World charity. Generously hosted by Tina in Polzeath, we all enjoyed the inspirational floor…Read More
CSA award for CSGRT
At CSGRT, we have won our second prestigious award in two weeks. We are genuinely gobsmacked at this incredible achievement. The Cornwall Sustainability Awards recognise leaders proactively managing and growing the natural environment and CSGRT won the Individual category.
It was an honour for CSGRT trustees (Sue, Dan and Kate) and Ranger (Marion) just…Read More
Hi from Stacey
I am studying a BSc at Cornwall College Newquay in Applied Zoology and Conservation. I previously had taken my A Levels after I finished school, however I didn’t truly discover my passion until a few years later, when I decided I wanted to work in conservation, so I went back to college to study an…Read More
We only WON!
Cornwall Volunteer Awards
Each year Volunteer Cornwall’s annual awards recognise the efforts and achievements of individual volunteering within our community, celebrating the contribution that local people make. This year Tina Robinson (our Ghost Gear data analyst) nominated us for the Environmental Award (sponsored by Cornwall Wildlife Trust CWT).
Marion (CSGRT Amazement and…Read More
Beauty and plastic beasts
Despite challenging conditions, Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT) volunteers have been out on two day long boat surveys covering 80+ miles of Cornwall’s north coast.
Our marine life and human impact surveys are gathering vital evidence of what is happening along our shores out of everyday sight.
Our volunteers are amazing…Read More
At the beginning of this year, we were excited to work on making some sealy activities. Primarily for use at the National Trust’s Lizard Watchpoint they will also be a great resource for our stalls and workshops.
Marion designed a few different games: Top trumps, ‘Memory’ and a ‘Seal Photo ID Challenge’ thanks to Alec and Enid…
Looe ID Hub
2018 will see the 10th anniversary of our systematic surveys that are done on Looe island! This was the very first team marine group survey that CSGRT undertook, making it a pioneer project for us.
The project entirely led and run by local volunteers started thanks to ‘Nelson’ the one eyed seal. Having spent a lot…
On the 7th of March, Sue along with Dan Jarvis from British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) joined Colin Speedie (Wildlife Safe – WiSe – founder) to deliver a WiSe training course in Padstow.
Sue has been updating the WiSe seal code of conduct recently and was honoured to be invited to give a southwest…
Touring mini exhibition
On week 9 of our Seal Squad XP Roadshow a very important part of our Touring Mini Exhibition arrived: our ten big informative display banners in frames and our new leaflets!
Many thanks to Tom at Attic Design and Print (http://www.attic-design.co.uk/) for researching and sourcing such amazing frames for us. They are easy to put…
At the beginning of October 2017, Marion attended the ‘Community Science in the Natural World’ conference organised in Plymouth by the National Marine Aquarium and the Community Seagrass Initiative. Having learned about some really exciting new engagement tools she came back raring to use them. This was especially true for ‘slido’ (https://www.sli.do/) a tool for…Read More
RSPCA West Hatch
The second week of February was quite busy with talks! After two evening ones for different WI groups (Germoe District and Mylor) we had the pleasure of travelling up to the RSPCA Wildlife Hospital at West Hatch to deliver an afternoon talk to the team there. Arminel (Scott) did a fantastic job of organising this…Read More
Meet our Patron!
Our first contact with Gillian Burke was during Springwatch 2017 for their piece on grey seals. We then met her at several local events and felt an instant connection with her through our shared values and ethos. We immediately decided that Gillian would make an excellent ambassador for our charity and we were absolutely delighted…Read More