News Item: Studland to Portland reef to get special protection

Last week Natural Environment Minister Richard Benyon announced that 330 square kilometres of marine habitat located at Studland to Portland will be given greater protection and has been submitted by the Government to the European Commission to become a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

When designated it will complete England’s network of coastal SACs and will mean its reefs will be protected from damaging human activities and its rare features conserved.

For more information, please refer to the Defra website below.

Event: The Suffolk Coast and Estuaries Community Conference 2012

The Suffolk Coast Forum is holding its first annual Suffolk Coast and Estuaries Community Conference. The newly formed forum which includes community groups from Suffolk’s coast and estuaries will be sharing their experience of how the forum works in practice. The full programme can be found on the website:

The event is free to attend, but booking is essential. To book your place, please send an email to