SPECIAL COAST EDITION 

       

 

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Dear INTO Amicus member.  

Almost exactly 120 years ago, the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland acquired its first property - Dinas Oleu, 4 ½ acres of steep, gorse-clad, rocky coastal hillside above Barmouth in Wales, with striking views over Cardigan Bay.    In accepting Dinas Oleu, the Trust showed a determination from the outset to hold fine, unspoilt coastline and to open it freely for public enjoyment.

As National Trusts began to be established around the world, they too recognised the importance of the coast - for wildlife, habitat, scenic beauty, and recreational and economic opportunity.

50 years ago this year, the National Trust (E, W and NI) launched its Neptune Coastline Campaign (which Oliver talks about in his article).   The aims of Neptune were (and remain) to raise funds to acquire coastline and to alert people to the increasing pressures and threats to the coast.

Neptune has inspired many INTO members of the year, including the Conservatoire du Littoral in France (established 10 years after Neptune), the National Trust for Jersey's very succesful Coastline Campaign (launched in 2006) and the Taiwan Environmental Information Association.

But the coast still faces some serious challenges - from inappropriate development, habitat squeeze, pollution and sea-level rise.  INTO member Trusts are facing these head-on and you can read some of their stories here.

Thanks to all of you for what you do.   We hope we can count on your continuing support.

 Sincerely,   The INTO team.

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COAST AND OCEANS

The Neptune Coastline Campaign (formerly Enterprise Neptune)

The Neptune Coastline Campaign (formerly Enterprise Neptune)

Anecdotes from a former National Trust Regional Director Now in its 50th year the Neptune Coastline Campaign has been the National Trust’s most successful appeal having raised millions of pounds over that period to acquire and protect unspoilt stretches of the coastline of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. I was lucky enough, during my thirty or so years’ employment with …

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GREAT BRITISH OCEANS

GREAT BRITISH OCEANS

 INTO IS A SIGNATORY TO THIS STATEMENT Statement of support for the creation of marine reserves in the UK Overseas Territories of the Pitcairn Islands, Ascension Island, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands The UK has the fifth largest area of ocean in the world under its jurisdiction when its Overseas Territories (UKOTs) are taken into account. Over …

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Over €6 million boost for nature conservation in European Overseas Countries and Territories

Details available on the IUCN website:

Coastal Change in our time of Climate Change

Coastal Change in our time of Climate Change

Watch on YouTube at this address: http://youtu.be/FNK0c5niClg Join Phil Dyke, Coast and Marine Adviser at the National Trust (England, Wales and Northern Ireland), for an online exploration of coastal change and adaptive management in response to climate change. Coastal change and adaptabilty - something of the science and uncertainty linked to sea level rise, the Trust's approach based on natural …

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What is Sea Level ? -- on the level

What is Sea Level ? -- on the level

This article is kindly provided by John Englander. Today there was a flood of twitter chatter about the meaning of "sea level", though a good explanation will not fit in 140 characters so I am resorting to this forum. (Such questions often get directed to me due to the title of my book, "High Tide On Main Street: Rising Sea …

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TEIA Coast Alert Reporting System

TEIA Coast Alert Reporting System

The Taiwan Environmental Information Association (TEIA) now provides an online platform where members of the public who witness unusual occurrences or destructive incidents (such as illegal dumping or mass fish deaths) on the coastline can report these incidents. Upon investigation and verification, we will submit an official letter to the relevant authorities, requiring their actions. Through this platform, we can …

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Rising Seas, A talk by John Englander

Rising Seas, A talk by John Englander

One of the fascinating sessions from PastForward 2014, was this presentation by John Englander, the Rising Seas Group. John is the Author of the wonderful book, High Tide on Main Street. This presentation provides very clear, understandable information about what is happening in the world's oceans and the potential impacts on our heritage. This video and several other PastForward sessions …

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VOLUNTEERS AT WORK!

National Trust staff and volunteers have an amazing variety of skills and qualifications.  They represent a very significant asset.   INTO is always delighted when we can connect these skilled people to Trusts needing advice and assistance.    One such example is Tim Butler's experiences on the island of St. Helena.

Letter from the South Atlantic, 30 January 2015

Letter from the South Atlantic, 30 January 2015

  Molly’s Flat, Cambrian House Upper Jamestown, St Helena 29 January 2015 Dear all, Between January and April the waters around St Helena are visited by whale sharks, or ‘bone sharks’ as they have traditionally been called on the island.  Whale sharks are sharks, rather than whales.  They can grow to more than 13 metres, and weigh more than 20 …

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Letter from St Helena, 16 January 2015

Letter from St Helena, 16 January 2015

  Molly’s Flat, Cambrian House Upper Jamestown, St Helena 16 January 2015 Dear all, St Helena’s importance, historically, came from its position in the South Atlantic in relation to the currents and prevailing winds.  This made it a natural stopping off point for sailing ships voyaging from the Indian Ocean to Europe or South America.  Over the last ten days …

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NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Prince of Wales Prize

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Prince of Wales Prize

Help us celebrate your municipality’s heritage achievements! Ottawa, ON, February 5, 2015 -- The National Trust for Canada is accepting nominations for the Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership. Under the generous patronage of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, this prize is awarded to a municipal government, large or small, rural or urban, which has demonstrated …

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CALL FOR PAPERS CANADA National Trust Conference 2015: Heritage Energized

CALL FOR PAPERS CANADA National Trust Conference 2015: Heritage Energized

CALL FOR PAPERS National Trust Conference 2015: Heritage Energized In association with Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP/ACECP) and in collaboration with Alberta Historical Resources Foundation. October 22 - 24, 2015 Calgary, Alberta (Fairmont Palliser Hotel) Heritage is an energy producer that consistently infuses Canadian communities with cultural and economic vitality, sparks new investment, and grounds us with a strong …

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PastForward 2015 Call for Ideas/Proposals for National Preservation Conference

PastForward 2015 Call for Ideas/Proposals for National Preservation Conference

Submitting ideas for PastForward 2015, Nov. 3-6, Washington, D.C is currently open – share your expertise, suggestions and ideas for how we can “Wow” attendees with thought provoking content, inspiring speakers and engaging programming. Submitting ideas has been streamlined and is easier than ever. Simply fill out the brief online form and submit topic ideas for educational sessions (Learning Labs …

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16th ICNT in Cambridge 2015

Registration open for Cambridge Conference

Registration open for Cambridge Conference

REGISTER FOR THE ICNT Conference by using this link. Early Bird Registration ends March 31, 2015, after that the price is increased by 50 pounds. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  

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