Conservationists have drawn up plans to reintroduce Ospreys to Suffolk.
The Suffolk Wildlife Trust has teamed with experts from the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation and the Leicestershire and Wildlife Trust, who were behind the reintroduction of Ospreys to Rutland Water in the late 1990s. The Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation is also a lead player in the reintroduction of Ospreys to Poole Harbour and White-tailed eagles to the Isle of Wight.
Assuming the project gets the go-ahead from Natural England, the five-year plan is to move up to eight juvenile ospreys per year to Suffolk from the Rutland Water area in the East Midlands where a healthy population is now established.
The team has just completed a public consultation and is now preparing to submit a licence application to Natural England.
For more details about the proposal, please visit the Osprey project page at the Suffolk Wildlife Trust website here