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    99% of the Bird reserve’s employment are funded directly by visitor spending

    NewsBird NewsWednesday 05 October 2011
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    A study by the RSPB, called Foundations for a Green Economy, revealed this week that the Mull of Galloway’s RSPB nature reserve brings in almost £3 million to the local economy. The report shows Conservation and local employment across the UK, also says that in 2009, RSPB Mull of Galloway welcomed more than 20,000 visitors.

    Local MP Russell Brown welcomed the study that shows the reserve brings £2.8m into the local economy. He called it a “jewel in Dumfries and Galloway’s crown”. The Dumfries and Galloway MP said: “This study shows the RSPB nature reserve at the Mull of Galloway is a jewel in Dumfries and Galloway’s crown. Our region has some of the most stunning scenery and spectacular wildlife in the whole of the country. People travel from far and wide to enjoy nature and our region welcomes them with open arms. Not only do nature reserves like the RSPB’s at the Mull of Galloway protect our environment, but they are invaluable to our local economy, bringing in 20,000 people and £2.8 million.”

    Source: The Galloway Gazette

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