Dee Estuary Conservation Group

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

   
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 AIRBUS UK/MOSTYN DOCK RIVER DEE DREDGING
Statement - 10th April 2004.

As the first shipment of Airbus wings takes place, resolution of the application by the Port of Mostyn for channel dredging remains unresolved. To avoid damage to the estuary's environment and its internationally important bird populations, it is vital that alternative solutions for the Airbus wings transshipment are found.

One option could be via variation in sailing times. It seems that sailings from Mostyn could take place over high water so, while Airbus may seek complete flexibility in their operations, a small compromise of no more than six hours here would safeguard the estuary's wildlife. After all, if the environment is damaged there is nowhere else for the birds to go.

Contacts: Neil Friswell 01829 770463 and Raymond Roberts 01244 818339

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.
Deeside Urban Wildlife Group.
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 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.