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The European Nature Trust

"Peatlands Plus"

The European Nature Trust, in partnership with Forest Carbon Limited, is pioneering a unique carbon capture concept. The new company, called Peatlands Plus, uses voluntary carbon market funding to protect and restore badly damaged peatlands. The damage to peatlands was caused by the digging of over 900,000 miles of drains in an attempt to dry out the soggy ground to extend the grazing range of livestock and to improve the chances of establishing new forests. As a consequence, millions of tonnes of CO2 escape annually, not to mention the vast degradation of wild habitats.

Working in an exclusive arrangement with Crichton Carbon Centre, scientists calculate the CO2 that will be captured by the restoration process. Industry is then offered the chance to capture their unavoidable CO2 emissions through this UK land-based project with huge sequestration benefits and significant biodiversity gain.

For more information, please contact Hugh Fullerton Smith:- hugh@peatlandsplus.co.uk



Wild Carpathia Success

The travel documentary Wild Carpathia, part funded by TENT, has been greeted with considerable acclaim, especially in Romania. This success has led to the decision to proceed filming Wild Carpathia 2 and possibly 3 in early 2012. The Wild Carpathia series profiles not only the natural beauty of Romania, but highlights the threats to this unique region, calling for urgent action. The Travel Channel has scheduled to repeat Wild Carpathia on 16th, 17th and 20th December; you can also purchase the DVD online from the Travel Channel shop. Please view links below:

http://www.travelchannel.co.uk/series-info.asp?ID=1535#.Tuj2bGDFI-U

http://www.travelchannel.co.uk/travelshop/wild-carpathia




Wild Carpathia & Beartrek

screening event in Miami. 18.30 12th January

TENT is pleased to announce that due to the generous support of the Miami Science Museum we are holding a screening party on 12th January for Wild Carpathia and BEARTREK. You are most welcome to join us. For more information please follow the link:

Link to Miami Invite



New Tent Appointments

The European Nature Trust has appointed three new individuals to help further our conservation ambitions.

Ruaridh Danaher: holding an environmental science degree, Ruaridh is Hugh Fullerton-Smith's (TENT Director) assistant, focusing on peatlands restoration projects, website development, social media platforms, newsletters and fundraising.

Contact: ruraidh.danaher@theeuropeannaturetrust.com

Emilia Hungerford: responsible for TENT's UK Public Relations, media strategy and events. Emilia enjoys considerable success as a widely respected journalist who travels extensively in her pursuit of positive green environmental stories.

Contact: emilia.hungerford@theeuropeannaturetrust.com

Nicoleta Carpineanu: Romanian national, living in the UK for over 10 years. Nicoleta was responsible for organising the successful launch parties for Wild Carpathia in Bucharest and London. Her responsibilities for 2012 include the organising of a May fundraiser in Bucharest and sponsored bike ride around Transylvania next autumn. In addition Nicoleta manages the Romanian media and is also a researcher for the Wild Carpathia series on behalf of Almond Films.

Contact: nicoleta@theeuropeannaturetrust.com.




Best wishes


Paul Lister

TENTTENT TENT

THE EUROPEAN NATURE TRUST 43 High Street, Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 1BA
Email paul@theeuropeannaturetrust.com Web www.theeuropeannaturetrust.com

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