Tessa was out with the RSPB and Somerset Wildlife Trust on the Ham Wall nature reserve this morning, in her capacity as the first ‘Species Champion’ for the wonderful Bittern. The rare heron like waterbird is making a strong comeback in our area.
The initiative has been launched this month by RSPB, Butterfly Conservation, Bumblebee Conservation, Buglife, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation,The Wildlife Trusts and National Trust.
Tessa has been able to gain first-hand about their species from wildlife NGOs who have strong environmental expertise throughout the region. She is working alongside them to provide a brighter future for these species, spread that knowledge throughout the West Country’s political community and shape policy to improve our environment.
Tony Richardson, regional director for RSPB in the South West said:Read more
Local MP Tessa Munt visited St Dunstan’s School in Glastonbury on Friday to present the a group of students with certificates following a visit to Parliament in December.
“It was great to see the students and staff again on Friday. I talked to them about what I do – both in Westminster and in and around Glastonbury, and as always, the group had questions about how our Parliamentary system works. Visiting schools is one of the most enjoyable parts of my job and I love welcoming students to Parliament to have a look round, explain my job and listen to their ideas.”
21st January 2014