Environmental charity Stroud Valleys Project has recruited a new wildlife specialist to help with their latest conservation project at Frampton-on-Severn.

Forty-four year old Mark Claridge, who lives in Eastington, joined the charity last month after completing a two years Masters Degree in Biodiversity, Conservation and Eco-tourism where he was based in Thailand.

Mark Claridge“I had known about SVP for a while and I liked that it is a small organisation with a good track record of working with local people on interesting projects. After two years doing research on the impact of tourism on coral reefs I wanted to do something that was practical and the idea of working closely with local people appealed to me,” explained Mark.

Before deciding to his Masters degree Mark worked at Woodchester Park Badger Research Project, his first wildlife job after completing his original degree in Wildlife Conservation.

Mark joins Nadine Smykatz - Kloss to work in and around Frampton-on-Severn on a project to restore traditional landscape features, improve habitats and establish wildlife corridors on the land left by past gravel and aggregates extraction. Both Mark and Nadine’s posts are funded from  the £122,656 grant awarded to SVP by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) earlier this year.

Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales.    

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

Stroud Valleys Project,
8 Threadneedle Street,
Stroud,
Gloucestershire,
GL5 1AF

Tel: 01453 753358

Fax: 01453 755641

Email: info@stroudvalleysproject.org

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