Thursday, 4 March 2010

Bring Red Kites to Redcar & Cleveland Say Lib Dems!

Liberal Democrat councillor Chris Abbott is asking Redcar & Cleveland Council to contact the RSPB to see if red kites can be released into the wild here.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds recently launched a successful scheme of this kind in the Leeds area and in other parts of the country.

Chris, who represents the Newcomen ward of Redcar, said:
“I believe that the hills around Redcar and Guisborough would be an ideal breeding ground for these beautiful birds.

“If successful a scheme of this kind would help to boost tourism in our area.

“It is not so long ago that hundreds of people came to Guisborough when an osprey visited the town for about a week.”
The Labour Leader of the Council said he would look into the matter.

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