Meetings in Peterborough and Sandy

Chief Islander takes part in conservation talks

Report and photos from Tristan Government UK Representative Chris Carnegy

Chief Islander Ian Lavarello travelled from Manchester to Peterborough where he was met by Chris and his deputy Jim Kerr. The group joined Amanda Gregory of JNCC and Tara Pelembe of SAERI, discussing the assessment of Tristan’s ‘natural capital’ currently underway on the island.

In the afternoon the group continued to RSPB HQ at Sandy for discussions around Tristan's Blue Belt research and a comprehensive update on the plans for Gough restoration in 2020.

Meeting in Peterborough -
Left to right: Amanda Gregory of JNCC , Chris Carnegy, Ian Lavarello, Jim Kerr and and Tara Pelembe of SAERI.

Ian Lavarello, right, greeted by RSPB senior staff at Sandy: Jo Gilbert, Deputy Director, Conservation Programmes; Martin Harper, Executive Director Global Conservation; Andy Schofield, Senior UK Overseas Territories Officer. Discussion on 'Blue Belt' plans for new ocean protection in Tristan waters. Katie McPherson of the Marine Management Organisation demonstrates a net gauge. MMO's Jo Stockill and Hannah Thomas, and Paul Whomersley of the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science look on.
Blue Belt discussion with MMO and CEFAS, with RSPB hosts Jonathan Hall and Andy Schofield.
Jim and Ian on the left.

Tristan Wildlife discovered in local pub


The Tristan team had a debrief in a nearby pub,
where Deputy UK Representative Jim Kerr
pointed Ian to the brand name of the house wine!


Cheers Ian!


Ian returned by train from Sandy to Manchester
where he will stay with relatives
until 27th November.


We look forward to publishing
news of the next leg of Ian's
UK tour.