BASC’s conservation efforts in Wales will be boosted with the appointment of a new Green Shoots Wales officer.
Sarah Pinnell will generate networks of volunteers to track and remove grey squirrels and mink to protect red squirrels and water voles respectively throughout Wales.
She said: “I am very excited about joining BASC and continuing the success of the Green Shoots Project in Wales. I have been impressed by the dedication of the existing volunteers and I am looking forward to working with them and new volunteers to further the project, giving opportunities for native wildlife to flourish. The project would welcome new volunteers especially from people living in Mid Wales in the Ceredigion area.”
Ian Danby, BASC’s head of biodiversity projects, said: “I am delighted to have Sarah come into the project and pick up from Audrey Watson, who is now one of BASC’s deer officers. “Sarah has excellent skills in management and working with volunteers and is keen to get to grips with the project.”
Robin Marshall-Ball, a BASC council member and a conservation specialist, said: “I welcome Sarah joining the team. Her appointment will ensure the continuity and expansion of what is already a great conservation success story in Wales.”
The project is part-funded by Natural Resources Wales.