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Female Director for RSPB Cymru

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Martin Aaron Martin Aaron | 16:51 UK time, Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Katie-jo Luxton has been appointed Director for Wales at RSPB Cymru - the first female country Director in over 20 years to be appointed at such a senior level in the RSPB.

She said: "I'm delighted to have been appointed Director and to be leading RSPB Cymru at such an exciting and important time for nature conservation".

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"The next few years are really make or break time to save some of our characteristic wildlife in Wales".

"We are campaigning for more investment in protecting and enhancing wildlife and its habitats".

"Getting more land managed for nature can have many benefits, such as improving people's quality of life, and providing opportunities to enjoy wildlife close up, as well protecting our natural assets such as water and soils that are so important in the context of climate change".

Katie-jo has been with RSPB Cymru for more than 10 years and her previous roles have included developing conservation policy, public affairs and advocating on a variety of environmental issues to decision makers in Wales and the UK.
 
She plays a vocal part of the environmental lobby at the Senedd, both within her role at the RSPB and within the Wales Environment Link network - of which she has been a trustee for many years.
 

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