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Baby Birds of the Bay Need Our Help to Survive the Summer

As the summer holidays begin and beaches become busier, beach-nesting birds struggle to protect their families. But simple changes to our behaviour during the breeding season (March – August) will give the young chicks the space they need to survive.

Beach-goers, off-lead dogs and vehicles pose a huge threat to birds like oystercatchers and ringed plover: eggs can be accidentally crushed and adults are scared away from their chicks, leaving them more at risk of attack from predators like crows and foxes.

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CEO Susannah steps down in August.

Susannah's story

Sadly, the team here at the Partnership are preparing to say a fond farewell to Susannah who is stepping down as Chief Executive after 25 years of dedicated service.

It has been a labour of love for Susannah who has been with the Partnership since its inception in 1996, navigating the charity into a broad multi-sector organisation with a portfolio of projects celebrating and conserving the heritage of the Bay.

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Have you heard? The 1000th dormouse has now been introduced to the UK in Morecambe Bay.

You might remember the humble dormouse as a sleepy, fairy tale icon which was once widespread throughout the UK. Sadly, their numbers have declined by a staggering 51% since 2000 and until now, our region has had just one lonely colony left at Roudsea.

Morecambe Bay Partnership has been involved in this multi-agency project recruiting and supporting volunteers from the local community to help re-introduce and sustain 30 hazel dormice (15 breeding pairs) into the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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