Local student helps the Dyfi Biosphere
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Ffion Causer from Abercegir has just finished her second year at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and has received a scholarship from the Countryside Council for Wales.
Ffion will be working for five weeks with Delyth Richards, the Community Engagement Officer, on the Dyfi biosphere project.
One of her main activities will be research work, which will be of assistance if the community decides to apply to UNESCO to re-designate the Dyfi as a 'modern' Biosphere Area.
Modern Biosphere Areas explore how local people can benefit from protecting the things they value - local knowledge, language and culture as well as the local and global environment.
The Dyfi Biosphere Partnership has published a Consultation Document summarizing what people have said about the idea so far.
It also includes proposals for projects, maps, and ideas about who would co-ordinate the programme if it goes ahead.
Ffion is studying Physical Geography.
She said, "It's a brilliant opportunity for me to gain experience in the environmental field, but more than that it gives me an opportunity to work using the Welsh language in my local area.
I'm developing skills and experiences which will be of advantage to me in the future when trying to find a job after graduating".
The document contains a short questionnaire.
The Partnership will like to hear from individuals, societies and business about the project and to receive comments on how it should be developed.
The closing date is the end of June 2007.
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