was founded by local conservation groups to oppose proposals to
construct a barrage across the Dee Estuary.
that proposal was not pursued but the Group has dealt with many other
threats to the Estuary since then.
membership is 25 groups and 10 'observer' groups - they are listed at
the end of this page.
What does it do?
any threat to the wildlife of the estuary.
- 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
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.
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.
Wales Wildlife Trust.
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. Wirral Bird Club.
British Trust for Ornithology.
Countryside Council for Wales.
Dee Estuary Strategy.
Flintshire Ranger Service.
Mersey Estuary Conservation Group.
North Wales and N West Sea Fisheries Committee.
Wirral Borough Council Ranger Service.