Little terns get MP's supportTuesday 24th July 2007
A colony of little terns has prompted Great Yarmouth MP Tony Wright to renew his backing for the North Denes reserve and the RSPB wardens and volunteers who manage it.
He visited the site to check progress on the colony and to strengthen links first nurtured when he was council leader and very supportive of the project.
Mr Wright said he was delighted to see the birds building their strength before they migrated back to the west coast of Africa for the winter.
He was also able to discuss with the RSPB the issues they faced in trying to keep such projects going. And he promised to take action to ensure that the programme continued to receive the funding it deserved. he would also be supporting the Government's Marine Bill to ensure a clean safe and biologically diverse environment where birds and other wildlife could thrive.
RSPB spokesman Chris Durdin, said: Tony Wright was very helpful to the little tern protection project when he was Great Yarmouth Borough Council leader, so we're pleased to see him at North Denes from time to time. It's kind that he found time in his busy schedule to come and enjoy one of Great Yarmouth's natural history treasures. Anyone can do the same - there are hundreds of adult terns and many chicks at the moment and they will be easy to see up until the end of July.