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JERSEY NATIONAL PARK FORMS A NEW BOARD

The Jersey National Park has appointed new a board of directors and members, developing links with a range of stakeholders and the charity.

The appointed members will help deliver on the the two key purposes of the Jersey National Park: The conservation and enhancement of the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Park; and to promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the Park.

The new members accompany existing Park directors – Honorary Chairman, Jim Hopley and Mike Stentiford – who have worked for many years to establish the Park as a reality since it was declared as a planning designation in 2011.

Each new member is represented on the Board of Directors of Jersey National Park Limited. Those members, and their respective representatives, as directors are:

Jersey Heritage – Jon Carter, Chief Executive Officer
Royal Jersey Agricultural & Horticultural Society – James Godfrey, Chief Executive Officer
National Trust for Jersey – Charles Alluto, Chief Executive Officer
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust – Dr Lesley Dickie, Chief Executive Officer
Nurture Ecology – Paul Wagstaffe, Managing Director 
Jersey Dairy – Eamon Fenlon, Chief Executive Officer
Jersey Marine Conservation – Kevin McIlwee, Chairperson
Richard Le Sueur – Architect, resident and landowner of St Ouen’s Bay, which forms the largest part of the Park

Honorary Chairman of the Jersey National Park Jim Hopley said: ‘I am delighted to announce that these organisations and individuals have formally joined us. Our vision for the Park is for a collective of beautiful places, varied landscapes and spaces, where the natural environment, cultural history and sustainable practices within the Park are valued, understood, respected and celebrated harmoniously.’

He added: ‘The new members are vital voices and partners. Their input and support towards our strategic direction will help raise awareness to aid conservation and protection of the Island’s most precious landscapes and spaces.’

More information on the Jersey National Park can be found by visiting: www.jerseynationalpark.com.

The Jersey National Park comprises:

• An active network of conservation, land-use and community groups
• Over eight square miles of protected habitat including woodland, wetland, grassland, dune, bracken and marine
• Four offshore reefs, four maritime headlands
• 13 ecological sites and 18 geological sites of special scientific interest
• Over half of Jersey’s WW2 historical sites as well as one of the last Neanderthal sites in North-Western Europe
• 16 miles of undulating cliff paths and an array of protected wildlife.

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