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Myths of Bodmin Moor

Article by Frankie Hackett. Images courtesy Alex Langstone.

The mystifying presence of Bodmin Moor has led tale to thousands of years of folklore and mythology. The fog swept valleys and areas of flat expanse present a sense of unfamiliarity to visitors who are used to the typical enclosures of fields in the rest of England. It is this position of unfamiliarity that has inspired historical interest for many Cornish people of past and present, and this article is going to explore some of the most infamous and foundational extracts of legendary folklore of the area that has grounded itself in Cornish identity and heritage.


The Beast of Bodmin Moor

Make no mistake in thinking all of these legends are ancient and irrelevant to the modern day. In the late 1970s, an unusual excursion of reports of mutilated livestock on Bodmin Moor stirred local headlines asking questions of how and why this could have happened. Local reported sightings of a large black cat, similar to that of a leopard, stirred rumour and gossip around the area as people grasped to come to terms with the strange chain of slaughtered animals.

Since then, over 60 police reports have been filed claiming to have sighted the mythical beast. These reports ranged from being chased to just spotting an eerily and unnaturally large animal in the distance. Some photo and video evidence exists too, but the verification of this taking place legitimately has not been confirmed.

The legend of the beast has been integral to the local culture of Bodmin Moor. Many believe that the beast has since bred and that more exist out there. In the 1990s, rumours became so serious that an official government investigation concluded this type of beast being compared to a panther could not survive in the UK. Alas, the myth continued as this was still not concrete enough to declare it did not exist.

Theories of how the beast could have surfaced include the illegal importing of three pumas by a circus entertainer in 1978 which were eventually freed, but never declared due to the illicit nature of how they were obtained. Perhaps they bred and found haven in the vast expanses of Bodmin Moor, and perhaps these vast expanses are responsible for explaining why they are rarely sighted and not officially documented. Perhaps this legend will invite you to search for it yourself.

Dozmary Pool

The Legends of King Arthur are possibly the most famous and recognisable tales in all of history. The complex interpolations of events of his life include many locations across Cornwall and in this case entails Dozmary pool in Bodmin Moor.

King Arthurs sword, Excalibur, has many various sources of mythical enquiry! The contradicting stories of his legend by many authors in history all locate the origins of his sword as somewhere different, but one of the core and most believable sources detail that Arthur obtained the sword (which in Cornish is actually called Calesvol) by the lady of the lake who guided him through the mist of Dozmary where he could take the sword out of the stone.

The sword was carried throughout his lifetime but in his final moments he ordered it to be taken back to the lake, where it was thrown by a knight. According to myth, an arm reached up and captured the sword, burying it under the water ever since.

Many believe the sword may still be in Dozmary today, as the legend is so believable due to Bodmin Moors mystique matching the description of the texts. Furthermore, its proximity to Glastonbury, Tintagel and other key locations of Arthurs story further this theory over others that try to match the lake to ones in Normandy, France. Whatever you believe, a trip to the lake is vital in a visit to explore the Moorlands regardless; so be sure to keep an eye out for a glistening under the water.

St Cuby’s Well

Holy Wells are in abundance in Cornwall, hidden in so many beautiful hideaways and secret woodlands. Many are a source of great fortune to religious people, blessed by God to bring luck and healing. It is for this reason that so many are ornately crafted and carefully preserved.

However, not all of these Holy Wells have maintained their mythical status for positive reasons. A well, constructed by St Cuby in 480AD, has a story behind it that make the area feel more cursed than blessed. St Cuby created a chapel and wanted to feature a hand-crafted bowl with dolphins and griffins to celebrate and remember his time travelling. He was immensely proud of his creation but anxious of thieves looking to take from his sight and so cursed the bowl for anyone who may remove it.

For many decades, the locals were aware of this curse and frightened enough to respect the well’s status. However, one day a spiteful farmer decided to test the curse, bringing all four of his strongest oxen to transport the well for himself. On arriving at the well, every oxen pulled as hard as they could but one by one all collapsed and died. The farmer, in complete shock, returned home empty handed with neither the well nor his strongest oxen.

Today the bowl has been moved to the local parish church. To some, the curse is said to have passed itself onto whoever decided to move it. To others, its movement into a new place of worship meant the curse did not trigger. Both the well and the bowl are available to visit and see, so when visiting Bodmin Moor, be sure to try and locate both. Please, however, do not try and test this curse for you may suffer ill fate for the rest of your life!


The folklore and mythology circulating Cornwall is what brings the land to life. The stories like those above are only a small cut from centuries of tales told by the residents who live here. The connection of Cornish people to the land and to the stories embedded within the land is what sets apart Cornish identity to other cultures in the UK. Bodmin Moor is usually suffocated in fog and thus you will find yourself unlucky to stay in the area and not experience the eerie but enchanting nature of the environment it has to offer when the fog sweeps in. However, only visit on the condition that you stay vigilant of beasts, can promise you wont steal any wells and that you keep a look out for anything shining under the waters of Lakelands.

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The Commercialisation of Lands’ End

Article by Frankie Hackett

The westernmost point of mainland England is as famous as it gets. Lands’ End is doused in hundreds of years of folklore, cultural reference, and stories. As the area has become more popular as a tourist site in Cornwall, businesses have flourished trying to sell its legend as a point of interest. The history of these commercial ventures are a key grounding in the historical foundation of what makes Cornwall such a unique and distinct place. From the First and Last Inn to the famous Lands’ End signpost, read on to discover a somewhat chronological path of how the commercialisation of Lands’ End has come to be and why more than 500,000 visitors from all over the globe travel to Lands’ End every year!


The First and Last Inn

The First and Last Inn was a place for the many visitors of the headland to stop and rest as they toured Cornwall. Built over 700 years ago, it is said that as many as 100 people could be present at one time during the lifetime of the Inn, especially during the 17th century and into the Victorian era. Situated in the local village of Sennen, the Inn landowners built another outhouse further to the actual lands’ end to look after the horses the tourists used to reach the area. This outhouse was eventually repurposed into the hotel it is today. The Inn itself still operates for the public, too and is rich in its history as a centre for smugglers and the criminal underworld due to its remote location but easily navigable path to France where illicit goods would be imported in the 1800s. Used by the smugglers to evade the government’s eye, the Inn has access to many hidden passages and tunnels such as a well which are still available to view today.

The First and Last Inn. Image courtesy Cornwall Guide.

Greeb Farm

It is unknown how old Greeb Farm is, but it is very old! While no longer actually farming, the small farm has been conserved and for a fee tourists can visit and see the plethora of farm animals ranging from turkeys to goats. The farm also sells decorative handmade items using material from Cornwall only.

The Hotel

Developed from the horse stable owned by the First and Last Inn in the 1800s, the hotel on Lands’ End has expanded itself into a luxury venue for an expensive but beautiful experience. The hotel was developed to cater to the huge influx of visitors that developed during the Victorian era, as the growth of demand for getaways grew as the cities grew more foul.

Image courtesy Lands End Hotel

Lands’ End to John O’ Groats

One of the earliest records of the journey from Lands’ End to John O’ Groats was in 1879. This famous expedition takes you to the northernmost point of Scotland down to the tip of Cornwall (or vice versa) The journey has become a commercialised venture through the hundreds of charitable causes it helps to promote. Millions of pounds have been raised by sponsors for members of the public to make the distance by whatever means possible. The standard is usually cycling, but people over the years have been intuitive in what form of transportation they use to get from A to B, from walking to exclusively using public transportation.

The Signpost

The famous Lands’ End signpost is the most important place to take a photograph for any tourist visiting. It has become such a convention that it is now a stamp of proof that you have made the journey to the end of the land! The signpost was built in the 1950s and was made into a product by enabling people to edit the sign to show the distance to your hometown for a fee. The signpost also includes the distance to New York, John O’ Groats (owned by the same company) and the sometimes-visible Isles of Scilly.

The famous signpost.

The Shopping Village

When a new company took over Lands End in 1996, the commercialisation of Lands End entered into overdrive as an entire shopping village, children’s playground and a theme park were constructed. Biweekly in August, a fireworks display is also hosted to pull additional tourists. The theme park is sponsored by various media companies at different points usually catering to new animated films or series for children. The shopping village sells many local Cornish products from independent businesses as well as external franchises which helps to promote the Cornish identity and bring wealth to the area.


The journey of Lands’ End commercialisation reflects on a wider scale on that of Cornwall itself. From the humble begins of Greeb Farm, Lands’ End existence was for subsistence only. As trade and commerce grew in the 1600s, foreign goods from mainland Europe circulated the region and held host to the growth of the Inn used by smugglers. In the 1800s, the desire for getaway and pleasure of the wealthy classes opened up Lands End to a touristic market and by today this excelled to the set up of the headland today. Cornwall itself is experiencing this same experience, as the growth of the tourist industry either provides great wealth or tears the soul out of the culture of the land depending on your perspective.

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Kennal Vale: Hidden woodland with more than meets the eye

Article and Photographs by Frankie Hackett

Along the backroads of Ponsanooth, a quaint Cornish village, is one of the most captivating and underrated walks in the entire county. It has all the traditional aspects of your favourite place to go for a walk, like canopied trees and dramatic glades, but Kennall Vale also hosts a very unique feature that places it leagues above your typical trail: gunpowder factories.

One of the old factory ruins adjacent to the Kennall River

Littering the woodlands, the remnants of historical industrial Britain sit adjacent to historical natural Britain. The gunpowder facilities, mostly made out of granite stone, tell stories of the workers who once laboured in the valley. The Kennall River is where most buildings settle next to, because the steep and fast flowing water provide an incredible amount of power for the water mills still visible today. These mills would power the entire operation needed to extract, compress, and manufacture the gunpowder.

The use of the river for power becomes more intriguing when remembering the fragility required to develop gunpowder. The alternative for the time, steam power, would require coal and fire. This would lead to certain disaster. Furthermore, the water on hand would make it easy to eliminate outbreaks of fire in the event of an emergency. Despite this, 13 major and deadly explosions were reported in a space of 70 years.

Huge cog mechanisms used to turn the mill

Further afield in the ruins are what appear to be the foundations of facilities used by the workers, such as a changing house where workers would change into clothes. Fireplaces, doorways, and windows are still in plain sight to explore. The preservation of the ruins makes Kennall Vale incredibly immersive. The hammering of the waterfalls contrasted against the huge metal cogs inserts you into a battlefield between nature and humanity. This narrative becomes layers deeper when thinking of the placement of where the woodland trees were planted and why.

While the woodland was present before the mine, the vale was not deforested to make space for the factories. Instead, the woodland was required to protect from potential explosions, taking brunt of the force from frequently reported accidents on-site. The trees were planted in key locations to mask most of the blast. While on the surface it may feel like nature is trying to reclaim itself, it appears this fight is more controlled than first thought. Even the river was shaped with leats and slats to control the flow and the direction of the water.

Slats used to shut the flow of water

The location of the factories was also picked due to its proximity to lucrative geological hotspots, this subsequently led most of the gunpowder produced to be shipped locally to the mines located in and around Cornwall. On the entrance to Kennall Vale is also an old granite quarry, now filled with water making a nice feature for local wildlife to inhabit. The granite mined from this quarry provided the building material required to build what was once 50 independent structures.

The Gunpowder company went under just before World War 1 in 1910, lasting for 100 years. The reason for its demise ties to a shift in technology that made gunpowder less valuable as well as the greater wave of the closure of the mines in Cornwall. In the century since, the area has become a nature reserve with free access year-round and since 1985 is owned by Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Some of the wildlife today include the Pipistrelle Bat and Dippers, friendly and fat little birds.

The quarry, now filled with water

Despite its location sounding very off the beaten track, it is easy to get to. Just a quick drive from Penryn, Truro or Redruth will take you to Ponsanooth, where it is best to park in the village, as the road by the entrance to Kennall Vale is not suitable for parking. A short walk up a hill will bring you to the entrance, boasting beautiful views of the valley before you envelop yourself into the history of the woodland.

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Climate crisis on our doorstep?

This event has been postponed until after summer. Sign up to our mailing list to be informed of the new time and day once it is available.

Marine plastic pollution is one of the most visible environmental problems of our time – but has it made us miss the elephant in the room?

Climate crisis on our doorstep? | Claire Wallerstein image

About the talk

Claire spent many years running a Cornish beach cleaning group and campaigning about marine plastic.

However, over time she started to question whether the huge public focus on the very obvious issue of plastic pollution might mean we were failing to address a much bigger problem for the marine environment – climate change.

Climate crisis on our doorstep? | Claire Wallerstein image

About our speaker

Claire Wallerstein set up and for eight years ran an extremely active Cornish beach cleaning and marine plastic campaigning charity, and was the co-founder of the Cornish Plastic Pollution Coalition.

She now works as the producer for the charity Cornwall Climate Care, which is making a series of 30-minute documentaries about various climate-related topics, aiming to inspire community conversations and action in Cornwall.

Her previous professional background was in print and radio journalism, reporting from South East Asia and South America for the Guardian and BBC World Service, among others. She was also a press officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and worked for many years as a translator in Spain.

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Is the Weather Changing in Cornwall? | Kernow Weather Team

Wednesday, 18th May 2022. Register your interest via Eventbrite.

Is the Weather Changing in Cornwall?: Implications and Perspectives from the Kernow Weather Team

Is the Weather Changing in Cornwall? | Kernow Weather Team image

About the talk

Weather is one of the main talking points in life, if you’re meeting friends, family or business associates it’s always a talking point. “It’s too wet, too cold, most often in Cornwall too humid or windy” and then in the blink of an eye “it’s too hot!!” I think we are all guilty of making conversations out of the weather but how much do you understand about it? That’s something we at Kernow Weather Team want to change.

You may be wondering who we are. We were an idea thought up by three like minded people five years ago. Trying to find an accurate forecast was always difficult, with Cornwall’s unique peninsula position and geography it spawns microclimates. A general Southwest forecast often leaves the Cornish community puzzled. Before Kernow Weather Team’s launch most people just looked out of the window and guessed what the day will do from what they could see. Now they have a knowledgeable and experienced team to rely on. Over five years the team has grown, allowing us to be able to share that knowledge, making it understandable to everyone. We explain the science behind it from “What is rain?” to “How heavy are big cumulonimbus thunderclouds?”, in a way that the everyday person can grasp and not be afraid to ask for clarification. We have kept our ethos, in keeping the community as part of the team, we don’t want to be the untouchables and many followers feel we are their family. We are unique offering support and advice from everyday through to many weather events often over 24 or more hours. Dave is our lead forecaster and qualified meteorologist. Among his other interests, he is currently studying volcanology and seismology. Somewhere in his busy schedule he wishes to fit in a little tornado and hurricane chasing too.

We have been monitoring how the weather is changing here in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly as well as the rest of the world. Yes, it’s changing rapidly and what was an isolated and rare weather event is now becoming more common. What will happen to Cornwall when the sea warms up just by a few degrees? It’s a frightening thought – are we prepared?

Thankfully, the use of satellites to help with weather forecasting greatly benefits not just tracking weather systems, it also helps us predict and monitor changes closely.

Is the Weather Changing in Cornwall? | Kernow Weather Team image
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AK Wildlife Cruise

with Emily Stevenson of Beach Guardian and Dr. Roger Wood (Cornwall Science Community)

Sunday, 3rd July 2022; 11am-3pm (approximately). Cruise leaves from and returns to Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth. See end of post for booking details.

AKWC will strive to make your day enjoyable by helping you get to know the beautiful animals in our region and engage with Cornwall’s wonderful marine environment. Join us in search of some of the fantastic marine wildlife to be found in Falmouth Bay, such as seabirds, dolphins, seals and basking sharks!

These 4 hour (minimum) wildlife cruises are a superb way to see the spectacular coastline and surrounding waters, and are popular with all ages.

Image courtesy AKWC

You will spend your trip exploring the southern coast of Cornwall as we cruise under the impressive granite cliffs, and search for wild animals which inhabit this region of the British Isles, such as huge basking sharks, harbour porpoises, bottlenose dolphins, grey seals and a diversity of coastal birds. We will then spend some time offshore in search of pelagic species such as common dolphins, minke whales and storm petrels.

If for any reason the weather becomes too rough to leave the Carrick Roads and head offshore, we will still continue with the trip but head back up the Carrick Roads and explore our wonderful and wildlife rich Fal estuary. Please bring warm clothes and full waterproofsBinoculars recommended.

We shall be joined by Emily Stevenson, who has given two superb recent talks for the Cornwall Science Community and is the founder of Beach Guardian.

Emily will be talking with us about primary and second microplastics, and, as part of the cruise, will be collecting microplastics from the ocean using wildlife-friendly methods.

Emily Stevenson on microplastics for CSC

The skipper, Captain Keith, has vast experience of working in the private boat chartering business over the many years of his long-standing career. Throughout this time, he has worked closely with such people as Dame Ellen MacArthur, working as her towboat captain during her record-breaking round the world trip. He has also worked alongside a selected team in the “Whitbread Round the World Race”, plus several other cross-Atlantic challenges that finished off at the Lizard Point in Cornwall. Keith is a dedicated, professional wildlife guide, who, in the past, has worked with “The Really Wild Show” and their presenter, Michaela Strachan, filming basking sharks.

Furthermore, he has carried out survey work for the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) and the RSPB. AK Wildlife Cruises were the very first operator in the UK to endorse and sign up to the nationally accredited “WiSe” scheme, as well as being endorsed by the SeaWatch Foundation and the WDCS, ensuring sensitive interaction with all the marine mammals and birds observed during their “seafari” excursions.

Image courtesy AK Wildlife Cruises

Please note, AK Wildlife Cruises and Cornwall Science Community cannot guarantee any specific wildlife sightings.

The boat, Free Spirit is a “Flybridge Aquabell Sports Cruiser”, with an indoor seating area with modern toilet facilities and open outdoor seating provided for all guests, so you can enjoy a truly comfortable journey as we explore the beautiful coastline in search of wildlife. Free Spirit has also recently been fitted with a brand-new awning to provide extra shelter from the weather.

AK Wildlife Cruises are fully insured and coded as required by the MCA, and with first aid trained staff and full safety equipment on board, you can sit back and enjoy the trip as all is taken care for you. The boat is licensed to carry up to twelve guests plus two crew members. Keeping parties intimate gives you more space and better chance to speak with the fantastically knowledgeable crew.

The reduced cost, for this Cornwall Science Community Wildlife Cruise, will be £58 per person. There are a maximum of 9 places available. The cruise will depart from Falmouth Premier Marina, North Parade, Falmouth. TR11 2TD

Bookings and payment will need to be made directly with AK Wildlife Cruises. Please e-mail info@akwildlifecruises.co.uk or call Georgia on 07553 606 838.

Further details may be found at https://www.akwildlifecruises.co.uk/ and https://www.akwildlifecruises.co.uk/trip-info/

Dr. Roger Wood, the Cornwall Science Community’s Project Officer, will also be on the cruise. If you would like to let Roger know that you have booked a place, not least as a means of having a ‘friendly face’ looking out for you at the Marina, please feel free to e-mail him at dwood@brookes.ac.uk.

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Flicka Donkey Sanctuary Talk & Tour

Saturday, 7th May 2022. Book your tickets HERE.

Join us for a talk and a tour at the Flicka Donkey Sanctuary.

About this event


		Flicka Donkey Sanctuary Talk & Tour image

About the day

Please join us at Flicka at 13:50, car parking is available on site. At 2pm the Flicka team will introduce us to some of the donkeys at the sanctuary and share their stories about both the individuals and the sanctuary.

At the sanctuary, donkeys have been rescued from conditions of abuse and neglect. The sanctuary provides them with a safe and caring home for life.

You can find out more about The Flicka Donkey Sanctuary on their website: https://www.flickafoundation.org.uk/

All images used on this page are from The Flicka Foundation website.


		Flicka Donkey Sanctuary Talk & Tour image

Donations

All proceeds of this event will go to The Flicka Donkey Sanctuary.

Any additional donations can be made to the Sanctuary on the day.

Keep an eye out for more events on our website: www.cornwallsciencecommunity.org

If you have any questions please contact us at: info@cornwallsciencecommunity.org

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The Coastal Blue-Green. Why are seagrass and kelp forests so important?

13th April 2022, 7:30pm. Register your interest HERE.

Dr Ian Hendy will be talking to us about the importance of seagrass and kelp forests around the world.

About the talk

Coastal and near-shore marine vegetated ecosystems are essential for life on Earth. Ecosystems including mangrove forests, saltmarsh, seagrass beds and kelp forests are incredible carbon sinks. These habitats drawdown huge amounts of carbon from the atmosphere, and deliver an amazing list of ecosystem services including (1) mitigation of climate change, (2) improving water quality, (3) significant enhancement to fishery biomass, (4) improved nursery function, and (5) deliver food provisioning for many communities. However, we are losing these essential ecosystems rapidly. These losses magnify issues associated with climate change, and the increase of habitat loss only serves to exacerbate the sixth mass extinction. We have seen between 80 to 90 % loss of kelp forests spanning Canada to Norway and at the current rate of loss, the UK will have zero kelp forests by the end of this century – resulting in more than a 90 % loss of marine wildlife. In addition, we have lost more than 90% of our seagrass habitats in the UK. Find out how we aim to bring back these crucial ecosystems, and what lessons can we learn.


		The Coastal Blue-Green. Why are seagrass and kelp forests so important? image

About our speaker – Dr. Ian Hendy

Dr. Ian Hendy is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Coastal Ecosystems at the University of Portsmouth. Ian is an editor and author of the Seagrass Restoration Handbook: UK and Ireland. His most recent research has been based in the mangrove forests of Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia, with interests focused upon the essential role of ecosystem engineers, the factors that influence biodiversity, the recycling of carbon in coastal ecosystems and the enhancement of, and conservation of marine fisheries and MPAs. As a professional marine conservation ecologist, Ian’s research investigates and seeks to understand how human interactions, environmental variation and climate change are responsible for altering biodiversity, biomass and productivity. Ian’s aim is to facilitate the rewilding of marine ecosystems in an effort to restore the natural ecology, biodiversity and energy flows – focussing on the structure and function of ecosystems. In particular, Ian looks for unusual patterns within his data, and strives to understand reasons driving diminishing aquatic ecosystems and how best to improve, restore and manage those impacts.

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Microplastics as vectors of antimicrobial resistance in aquatic systems

Wednesday, 16th February 2022 7:30pm.

Emily Stevenson will be talking to us about her research relating to antimicrobial resistance in relation to microplastics.

About the talk

Emily’s research aims to investigate whether microplastics are important platforms for the growth, enrichment and dissemination of AMR biofilms, and whether there are associated ecological implications of microplastics, antimicrobials and AMR on the gut microbiota of marine organisms.


		Microplastics as vectors of antimicrobial resistance in aquatic systems image

About our speaker – Emily Stevenson

Emily Stevenson has recently started a PhD investigating microplastics as vectors for antimicrobial resistance in aquatic systems, under the supervision of Dr Aimee Murray and Professor Angus Buckling at the University of Exeter, and Professor Pennie Lindeque and Dr Matthew Cole at Plymouth Marine Laboratory. This builds on research Emily carried out during her Masters degree in 2019/20 in which she researched the role of microplastics in the dissemination of potentially pathogenic or antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Between completing her Masters and beginning her PhD, Emily worked on a project with the University of Exeter’s Medical School, MRC Centre for Medical Mycology and the Environment Agency, investigating antifungal resistance in the environment, and she has also continued to research antimicrobial resistance in the environment as a research technician for Dr Aimee Murray, working on Dr Murray’s ‘SELECT method’.

Emily is also actively engaged in public engagement and policy-influencing: in 2021, she joined the official youth engagement group of the G7 on the ‘climate and environment policy track’, ensuring that the environmental policy priorities of the youth (those aged 18-30) are heard and considered at the highest level of international decision making.

Finally, Emily is the co-founder of Cornwall based conservation NGO, Beach Guardian. Beach Guardian aims to empower communities to tackle plastic waste, and addresses critical environmental issues at policy, industry, education, and individual levels. Since 2017, Beach Guardian has engaged with every primary & secondary school and college in Cornwall and worked with some of the world’s largest companies, to help them reduce their reliance on plastics, such as PepsiCo and Nissan. Through this work, Emily has been recognised by the British Prime Minister with a ‘Point of Light’ award and was awarded the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action and humanitarian efforts: the Diana Award.

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Conserving Amazing Apes and Cryptic Cats: Tales from Indonesian Borneo

Wednesday, 17th November 2021 at 6pm. Register your interest HERE.

A virtual talk by Dr Susan Cheyne, co-director of Borneo Nature Foundation.

About this event

Dr Susan Cheyne has worked in South East Asia since 1997 and in Indonesia since 2002. She received her PhD from the University of Cambridge on primate ecology and conservation looking into the illegal pet trade of gibbons and studying the rehabilitation and reintroduction successes of these threatened apes. As a co-director of Borneo Nature Foundation International, she leads a team working on the conservation of primates and wild cats using camera trap technology to understand the movement, distribution and conservation status of these threatened cats.

How to Register

This event has been organised in collaboration with and is hosted by the Royal Society of Biology: Devon and Cornwall Branch.

For this event only, please register through the RSB website here.
The event is free to attend, although you will need to register for an RSB account in order to sign up. Please note that you will receive a Zoom link to join the event immediately before the talk.
Please get in touch if you have any issues or questions about registration.