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The leading local charity working to protect and enhance Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places. Organises beach safaris and moonlight rock-pooling. www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk 





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RSPB Reserve at Marazion Marsh  

This reserve overlooks the beautiful St Michael’s Mount and boasts Cornwall’s largest reedbed. More than 250 bird, 500 plant, 500 insect and 18 mammal species have been recorded here and bitterns are now regular winter visitors (although patience is required to see them). www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/m/marazionmarsh 

 

Sea Safari’s

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Get afloat by sail or under power from Penzance to explore Mounts Bay and seek out dolphins, basking sharks, sun fish, seals, gannets, skuas, shearwaters and other amazing coastal wildlife on a marine safari with Marine Discovery Penzance.  www.marinediscovery.co.uk 

High Speed RIB boat trips  or 4x4 Overland Adventures 4x4 off the beaten track driving to unspoiled moorland, hidden valleys and dramatic coastal trails to observe wildlife and their habitat. www.elementaltours.co.uk 


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Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Explore Europe’s leading seal rescue sanctuary. Meet resident seals and sea lions and other rescued marine animals including otters and rockpool critters. Talks, quiz trail, pirate play area for children – lots for the whole family to enjoy. www.sealsanctuary.co.uk