This summer we are celebrating the conservation success of the Cornish Chough.
It’s taken time and lots of effort from Cornish farmers, local volunteers, supporters and conservation organisations to help this bird bounce back naturally in the Duchy. Choughs were extinct in Cornwall from 1973 and returned naturally in 2001, breeding successfully the year after. We know how important choughs are to Cornwall – they are a charismatic bird, closely linked to our local heritage, featuring on our coat of arms and they are a flagship species for partnership conservation work – they also bring so much joy to those that take the time to watch them. So let’s celebrate the choughs success and at the same time say thank you to everyone who has played their part in helping the choughs reach this fantastic milestone.
If people are interested to get involved with monitoring choughs or learning more about how they can get involved with chough conservation in West Cornwall, contact Kate Evans email@example.com
Look out for more events and activities throughout summer such as a chough trail in Penzance, guided walks on the Lizard, storytelling at Botallack and more!
IN THE GALLERY HERE IN ST JUST WE HAVE PRODUCED SOME LIMITED EDITION CERAMICS TO CELEBRATE THIS SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY – AND WE ALWAYS HAVE A LARGE SELECTIONS OF CHOUGH CARDS, TEATOWELS, MUGS AND PRINTS ON SALE ALL YEAR ROUND.