Bristol University Conservation Group wins Award


This post is unashamedly personal for which I would normally apologise. However, I think that this group deserves every bit of publicity it can get, so even a post on a very minor blog with a dedicated but small blogging community such as this is worth writing.

Last night I was invited to attend the Bristol Zoo Gardens ‘Walk of Fame’ awards that recognise dedicated conservation efforts in the local community of Bristol. It was a real honour to accept the ‘Green Team’ award on behalf of the group, a group of people who I know put a lot of effort indeed into keeping the society running both as a practical conservation effort and a social group for students from the University of Bristol to meet and get to know one another. I was honoured to be elected President of the group last weekend so this has been the perfect start to my term in office. It will be great to see the name of Bristol University Conservation Group inscribed in perpetuity on the ‘Walk of Fame’ at the zoo along with other great Bristolian names such as Isimbard Kingdom Brunel, Sir Winston Chirchill (third Chancellor of the University in 1929) and J.K. Rowling.

I want to congratulate all the winners from last night (shown below) and thank Bristol Zoo, Jack FM and Mama Bear’s Day Nursery for putting on such an inspiring event.

Most Sustainable School: Barley Close Primary School
Outstanding Commitment to Conservation: Bristol Zoo Volunteers
Outstanding Contribution to Native Wildlife:  Pat Ellingham (former Acting Chief Executive of Avon Wildlife Trust)
Local Conservation Educator: Steve England (champion of Bristolian wildlife and sustainability issues)
Nature Friendly Neighbourhood: St Werburghs
Green Team: Bristol University Conservation Group (BUCG)
Most Eco-Friendly Business: Born
Eco-Hero: Phil Haughton (founder and director of Better Food Company)
For more info on Bristol University Conservation group visit the website:

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