Dorset Wildlife Trust campaigns for Eco-friendly crabbing this Easter
Tuesday 4th April 2017
Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is launching a campaign over the Easter holidays to encourage local people and visitors to enjoy crabbing, the eco-way. Using hooks, mistreating crabs and littering whilst crabbing is a serious problem but could be avoided with DWT’s 5 key guidelines.
The guidelines are:
Look out for staff and volunteers spreading the word in Weymouth this Easter
DWT’s staff and volunteers will be out at Weymouth Harbour during the Easter holidays, talking to crabbers and giving out fun bucket stickers with the eco-crabbing pointers.
The DWT Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre, Portland, will also be holding an exhibition throughout the Easter holidays to celebrate eco-crabbing with crafts and games.
Visit an exhibition to celebrate eco-crabbing at the Chesil Centre
DWT’s Wildlife Skills Trainee and project lead, Steph Aburrow, said “The exhibition will be great fun, and is one for all the family. It is a chance for you to learn about the life cycle of a crab, see a crab moult that is bigger than a dinner plate, take part in a crab themed trail around the centre and even go searching for some real crabs yourself. Whilst you are there you can indulge in some delicious food from Taste* Café and go on a lovely coastal walk.”
Take a moment to care for the marine wildlife you find
Steph added “Crabbing is fun for all ages and gets people engaging with marine life which is great. All we are asking is that people just take a moment to care for the marine wildlife and protect it for future generations. Please help us to make the campaign a success. Follow our guidelines, spread the message and share your eco-crabbing pictures with us using #EcoCrabbing and see how everyone can help to make a difference.”
Find out more...
To find out more about the eco-crabbing campaign please call Steph at the Chesil Beach Centre (DT4 9XE) on 01305 206191 or email at and check out our eco-friendly crabbing page.
Notes to Editor
For more information please contact Sally Welbourn at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.
Working for a secure future for Dorset’s wildlife enriching the quality of life
Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 26,500 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.
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