Dee Estuary Conservation Group

Representing 25 local and national bodies with interests in the wildlife of the Dee Estuary

   
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DECG was founded by local conservation groups to oppose proposals to construct a barrage across the Dee Estuary.

Fortunately, that proposal was not pursued but the Group has dealt with many other threats to the Estuary since then.

Current membership is 25 groups and 10 'observer' groups - they are listed at the end of this page.

What does it do?

Assesses any threat to the wildlife of the estuary.
monitors:
  - planning applications to local authorities,
- applications to government bodies (Environment Agency, DEFRA, DETR ....),
- leisure activities
- commercial fishing - cockling etc
 
   and makes representation to the relevant authorities where appropriate
 

Monitors wildlife of the Estuary - mainly birds via the monthly WeBS counts and the annual WeBS Report for the Estuary. Now has the Mammal Society as a member so mammals will also be checked.

Membership of DECG is open to any organisation with an interest in conservation of the wildlife of the estuary. Any organisations wishing to join the Group are encouraged to contact the Secretary, Richard Smith, by

IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OVER A PARTICULAR EXISTING OR POTENTIAL THREAT TO THE ESTUARY THAT YOU FEEL MAY NOT BE BEING PROPERLY ADDRESSED THEN CONTACT THE DECG SECRETARY.

British Association for Shooting and Conservation.
Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales.
Cheshire and Wirral Ornithological Society.
Cheshire Wildlife Trust.
Chester and District Ornithological Society.
Clwyd Ornithological Society.
Dee Estuary Voluntary Wardens.
Dee Wildfowlers and Wetland Management Club. 
Deeside Naturalists Society.
Dyserth Field Club.
Flint and Deeside Flukers Association.
Hilbre Bird Observatory.
Liverpool Bay Wader Study Group. 
Marine Conservation Society.
Merseyside Naturalists Association.
Merseyside Ringing Group. 
North-east Wales Wildlife.
 

North Wales Wildlife Trust.
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. 
Wirral Bird Club.    
Wirral Society.         


Observers
:
British Trust for Ornithology.
Countryside Council for Wales.
Dee Estuary Strategy.
Defence Estates.
English Nature.
Environment Agency.
Flintshire Ranger Service.
Mersey Estuary Conservation Group.
North Wales and N West Sea Fisheries Committee.
Wirral Borough Council Ranger Service.