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P-04-579 Reinstate funding for Skomer Island's Guillemot monitoring

Natural Resources Wales have cut the £12,000 annual funding they provide for the on-going Guillemot monitoring study on Skomer Island. This is a hugely important study, and gives valuable insights into seabird life and what affects their populations. Not only is it a shame to end such a long running (and therefore valuable) data set, but the cut couldn't have come at a worse time, considering the huge impact the recent storms have had on seabird populations (current death toll 25,000 and rising). This is a very bad decision on the part of Natural Resources Wales, and we'd like to see it amended.


Petition raised by:  Cardiff University Ornithological Society


Date Petition first considered by Committee: 23 September 2014


Number of signatures:  1687


The Committee considered this petition on 23 February 2016 under Agenda Item 4 – Petitions Proposed for Closure, and agreed to close the petition.



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 04/09/2014



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