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Partnership post

Published: 20/05/2014

A new countryside ranger has been appointed by Flintshire Countryside Services and Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust. (ARC). The two organisations have joined forces to create a new conservation ranger post to develop amphibian and reptile conservation awareness in Flintshire. The post will support the countryside rangers on Flintshire’s coastal and rural habitats to create and maintain favourable sites for the benefit of amphibians and reptiles. ARC has been working with local groups and authorities in North Wales for the past 16 years on key projects such as the re-introduction of natterjack toads and sand lizards. Mandy Cartwright who is the new ranger and a Flintshire resident started her career as a volunteer with Flintshire Countryside Services and is delighted to be working with both organisations. Mandy said: “I am very excited about starting this new role. After working for Haven for the past three years looking after Flintshire’s sand dunes, natterjack toads and sand lizards I’m going to hit the ground running where I can utilise my knowledge to work with my community and enrich Flintshire’s wildlife.” Gary Powell, Senior Reserves Manager for ARC, commenting on the organisations first post in North Wales said: “The combination of ARC and Flintshire County Council working together will allow us to develop new and innovative approaches to further the conservation of reptiles and amphibians. The project gives us opportunities to work with a wide range of partners in this important area.” Tom Woodall Head of Flintshire Countryside Service said: “It is a fantastic opportunity for us as a Countryside Services to unite with Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust to create this the new partnership role where we can both tie together our experience to create a high standard of amphibian and reptile sites both in Flintshire and North East Wales.” To find out more about the work Mandy is doing contact her via mandy.cartwright@arc-trust.org, 07979 718 676 or Wepre Park 01244 814931.


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