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Our Aims

The strategic aims of management plans for the Seven Quarries (Brixham) and Hopes Nose (Torquay) are to:

 

Enhance biodiversity and landscape character

 

Improve economic prosperity and support regeneration of the Bay

 

Benefit people and create healthy communities

 

Safeguard ecosystem services

 

Develop successful environmental educational activities.

 

Protecting Torbay's natural woodland and coastal habitats

There are a number of rare and protected species of flora and fauna in Torbay that are potentially under threat in their wild coastal habitats.

This supports the vision for Torbay’s Green Infrastructure Delivery Plan:

 

 

 

“To build a sustainable Torbay for the future that protects and enhances the health and beauty of our natural environment, serves the needs of local people and supports economic development”

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Encouraging individuals and groups to get active in 'The Great Outdoors'

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Potential environmental impact if we don’t address current concerns:

 

Increase in activity of daytime and overnight visitors to the area

 

Increase in amount of  unsupervised climb development and cliff clearing

 

Increase in litter

 

Increase in anti-social behaviour

 

Continued disturbance to protected/rare species of flora and fauna

 

Continued damage to habitat of wildlife rich landscape at a key natural area

 

Current Situation

 

The current situation at the site we manage regarding litter and damage has been improved by local support with clean up sessions voluntarily (throughout 2015).

 

The damage includes: Live Trees felled, fire damage to grass areas, broken glass at six locations, sizable pits of rubbish, abandoned tents, multiple litter sites, discarded clothing and human faeces on or near public footpaths.

 

 

 

Education & Learning Potential

 

It is the aim of our projects are to develop successful programmes of environmental education activities and events. These may include:

 

•Marine Environmental Education

•Marine Ecology and Conservation

•Sea School

•Leadership & Team Development – corporate and private, adult and children

•Mountain Training Accredited Courses – SPA, Intro to Rock Climbing, Lead climb development, Conservation Ecology & Climbing, Outdoor First Aid, MIRA

•Clubs & Association development

•Traineeships – Outdoor activity leadership

•Volunteer development

 

 

Key objectives

 

1.Create a sustainable management system to protect key natural areas in Torbay

 

2.Maintain and manage access to protected and rare species of flora and fauna

 

3.Supervise development of protected areas

 

4.Protect habitats

 

5.Manage littering

 

6.Provide volunteers to promote and carry out Practical conservation management tasks

 

7.Advertise and promote development for the benefit of ecology, education, conservation and economic development

 

 

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