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A conference that highlighted the varied value of the much-loved Suffolk coast was told that courage was needed in the rejuvenation of resorts that are sometimes thought of as down-at-heel - and ‘pioneering young people’ had to be engaged.

Tributes have been paid to an “inspirational” Suffolk naturalist – one of Britain’s most revered ornithologists – who has died in an Ipswich hospice at the age of 76.

It’s well established that bird migration is one of the great marvels of the natural world - but studies in a Suffolk seaside town are showing that it’s even more miraculous than might be thought.

Autumn is here - and that means birds are on the move. Waveney Bird Club members have been showing visitors to the famous RSPB Minsmere just how miraculous migration really is.

A north Suffolk-based charity’s immense contribution to global nature conservation was illustrated last week with a visit to its headquarters of two leading South American naturalists – and success in its appeal to help prevent a critically endangered macaw becoming an ex-parrot.

The RSPB and Suffolk Police are appealing for information after an East Anglian nesting colony of one of Britain’s rarest breeding seabirds was raided by egg thieves.

You could say it was a snap decision, but it’s certainly brought a fundraising auction for Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Broads Appeal into sharp focus.

A major landmark on the Suffolk coast has become a beacon of hope for a much-loved bird species that is in steep decline.

Bill Oddie’s reflection sparkled in the gleaming trophy that is a silver symbol of a golden age of birdwatching.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust has reached the half-way milestone in its ambitious campaign to raise £1million for the creation of a vast new nature reserve in the Broads National Park.

Suffolk and Norfolk’s distinctive Brecks region - renowned throughout Europe for its virtually unrivalled biodiversity - is to receive a major share of a national multi-million pound Heritage Lottery Fund award to pull rare species back from the brink of extinction, it has been announced.

New legal powers have been adopted to protect wildlife, livestock and people from out-of-control dogs running wild across one of East Anglia’s most important nature reserves.

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