Friday, January 14, 2011


Cardiff Naturalists Society. 
For Immediate Release: Friday 14 January 2011

An Assembly Member will be presented with a presidential chain of Cardiff Naturalists’ Society on Monday 17th of January.

The group is one of the longest established wildlife organisations in the area having been formed in 1867.
Plaid Cymru AM Chris Franks, who represents Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan and Rhondda Cynon Taf said: “I am honoured to be the President of Cardiff Naturalists Society. Nature and biodiversity are close to my heart so this a great thrill to be president this year. In modern times the group has been a place for people with a wide interest in all aspects of wildlife as it has a varied programme of lectures and field visits.”
Chris Franks AM is a member of RSPB Cymru and a member of the Cross Party Group for Biodiversity.

Andy Kendall, Publicity Officer and himself a former President of the Cardiff Naturalists Society said “We are immensely proud that Chris Franks has agreed to be our president. He is well known to members of our society as a keen and enthusiastic naturalist with a keen active interest in local wildlife and environmental causes”.

The Society has a strong history of contributing to the local environment in both practical and scientific ways and welcomes new members of all levels of experience to join them. A full programme of indoor and outdoor meetings is available on their website 

The Cardiff Naturalists Society is a Registered Charity Number 1092496


CONTACT: Andy Kendall via the contact details on the website for information regarding the Cardiff Naturalists Society

Cardiff Naturalists Photographs:  
High-resolution photos of the event will be available on our news site FROM THE EVENING OF THE 17TH JANUARY. Cardiff Naturalists Society provide an royalty free non-exclusive licence to use any of the photos of this event for your publication/online use provided a credit is given as shown on each photograph

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