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Friday, October 21, 2011

Wildlife award for farmer – Shining example from UK

This year’s prestigious Silver Lapwing Award has been conferred on South Lincolnshire fen farmer Nicholas Watts. He had turned his Vine House Farm into a paradise for birds. He meticulously records all birds on the farm and implements conservation plans based on these surveys.

The award in its 34th year recognizes long-term commitment to wildlife conservation by the farming community.

Nicholas Watts was presented with the Silver Lapwing Trophy and a cheque for £1,000. He has the distinction of being the only person to have won the award twice.

We at Tahrcountry salute Mr Nicholas Watts and the organizers of this award. This award model is worthy of emulation by other countries.

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