Marine Code is shortlisted for Park Protector Award 2017

Marine Code is shortlisted for Park Protector Award 2017

Marine Code is shortlisted for Park Protector Award 2017

A project in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park has been shortlisted for the annual Park Protector Award, which is run by Campaign for National Parks. PCF’s Marine Code project, which works with businesses, land owners and visitors to encourage respect for the special marine environment of the National Park, is one of five projects shortlisted from 26 nominations for the prestigious award.

The annual Park Protector Award supports and celebrates exceptional projects that restore, conserve and enhance the National Parks in England and Wales.

The Marine Code encourages sustainable practices to conserve the marine wildlife in the National Park, through an app and a voluntary code of conduct. The protect hopes to inspire a wide audience to love the marine environment of the Pembrokeshire Coast.

Paul Renfro, project manager at the Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum, said: “We are delighted that our Marine Code project has been shortlisted for a Park Protector Award. It’s great that a project we have been developing for over 10 years is still considered innovative, demonstrates best practice and continues to play a key role in marine conservation. Partnering with our many stakeholders is key to the success of this project, and this collaboration enables us to help protect the amazing wildlife we have here in Pembrokeshire.”

A project to protect native crayfish in Exmoor National Park, a family focussed volunteer project in the North York Moors, a mass volunteer project in the Lake District National Park and a community science project in the Peak District make up the rest of the shortlist.

The winning project will be announced at a parliamentary reception on 11th October and will receive a £2,000 boost to their work.

The Award is supported by Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust. Joseph Colls of the Trust said: “Once again the Park Protector Award scheme has delivered an impressive set of projects, combining personal motivation and passion with real concern for improving the National Parks, educating the public and fostering enthusiasm.”

 

Find out more about the Marine Code here – www.pembrokeshiremarinecode.org.uk