21/01/2019
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Norfolk Bird and Wildlife Fair to raise funds for NWT

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The Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT) has been named as the charity beneficiary of the Norfolk Bird and Wildlife Fair, which takes place at Pensthorpe Natural Park on 18 and 19 May 2019. The event organisers decided the protection and enhancement of local wetlands was the most worthy cause, consequently choosing NWT to be the recipient of the funds.


The Great Crane Project was set up in June 2006 by Pensthorpe Conservation Trust, RSPB and Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (W Schulenburg).

NWT runs 50 reserves across the county and it's expected that funds raised from the event will be used to develop wetland restoration and care in the Broads National Park, where NWT's sites include Upton Broad and Marshes, South Walsham, Ranworth Broad and Hickling Broad.

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Bill Jordan, owner of Pensthorpe Natural Park, commented: "As a park we have long been committed to championing local wetlands and encouraging people to appreciate their necessity within the region's ecosystems. In being able to raise funds for Norfolk Wildlife Trust we know that our event will not only facilitate people's passion for birding and nature, but will enable us to reinvest in the protection and careful management of the vital wetland habitats on our doorstep."

Pamela Abbott, Chief Executive of Norfolk Wildlife Trust, added: "Norfolk Wildlife Trust is delighted to have been selected as the chosen charity for the Norfolk Bird and Wildlife Fair. Norfolk has globally significant wetlands, from our beautiful Broads in the east to the internationally rare valley mire in the west at Roydon Common; ponds and pingos in south Norfolk and the unrivalled north Norfolk coast."

The Norfolk Bird and Wildlife Fair will highlight the county's credentials as a birding and wildlife hot-spot and shine a light on the myriad species which rely on local wetlands. The new event will feature guest speakers, demonstrations, walks and talks, and book signings. Tickets cost £8 per person. For more information about the about the Norfolk Bird and Wildlife Fair or to book tickets visit pensthorpe.com/birdfair or call 01328 851465.