Tagged: Devon


Devon zoologists ongoing work to protect rare species

Dr Vicky Melfi, who works for the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, based at Paignton Zoo, is an authority on the Critically Endangered Sulawesi crested black macaque. She leads the Trust’s project called Selamatkan Yaki – Save Sulawesi Macaques – on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia.


RECOOP gets £134,000 support for its work in Devon’s criminal justice sector

RECOOP, an organisation which deals with resettlement and care for older ex-offenders and prisoners, has been awarded £134,000 for their work helping to reduce the number of older people re-offending in the South West, as part of Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales £2.5 million to support organisations working to improve the life choices and chances of people with mental health problems in the criminal justice system.

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Perry Sprung from Exeter bags Outstanding Contributor to Sport Award

Perry Sprung from Exeter, bagged the Outstanding Contributor to Sport Award at the Devon Sports Awards, which took place at the Exeter Chiefs’ Sandy Park and celebrated Devon sporting volunteers, officials and coaches – the driving force behind the scenes that help develop athletes in the county, coming from backgrounds including sports clubs, coaching sessions and community initiatives.