Conservation in Action: BBCT helps Britain’s terns
The National Trust’s Blakeney Point, on the north Norfolk coast, is famous for its breeding terns in summer and Atlantic Grey Seals in winter. Unfortunately, the number of undisturbed places where terns can nest successfully in Britain are at a premium. Not only is there pressure from humans, but also predators and one such on Blakeney Point is the Brown Rat. Rats have been controlled on the Point for many years, but four years ago it was decided that the programme wasn’t working satisfactorily and that the rat numbers were such that they were considered one of the factors causing the Amber Listed Sandwich Terns to desert.
This report was first published in our BB e-Newsletter in October 2019.
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