Thanet Coast Project

Thanet Coast Project

At a glance


  • Animals / wildlife
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Local / community
  • Voluntary sector support

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Geographical remit: 


The Thanet Coast Project (TCP) was set up in 2001 as a result of the workshops held with stakeholder to drive forward the priorities which people had identified. The project is based within the North East Kent Marine Protected Area (NEKPMA) which has numerous designations for its important bird and marine life. The main aim of TCP is to:

  • Raise awareness of the important marine and bird life,
    and how to avoid damaging them
  • Work with local people to safeguard coastal wildlife
    and help implement the Management Scheme action
  • Encourage and run wildlife related events
    and make links with wildlife, green tourism, coast-scape and the arts
  • Be a focal point for enquiries and gathering information
    on coastal wildlife and environmental issues
  • Keep everyone informed with progress through various means such as Website, Facebook, Twitter, posters, newsletters and articles.


The Thanet Coast Project runs numerous activities, such as:

NEKMPA Coastal Warden scheme - where local people can adopt a section of coastline to look after, monitoring activities, and wildlife and reporting incidents. Training is free and a regular programme of activities takes place throughout the year.

Additional activities include practical work from 'marine non-native species control' (Coastbusters), beach cleans to community and educational activities.  Also, volunteers support a small interpretational events programme. 

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