East Meon farmer praised for wildlife efforts

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A FARMER has been praised for his efforts to help wildlife in an environmental competition.

George Atkinson, of Lower Farm, East Meon, was highly commended at this year’s RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Award in recognition for the conservation work he has done on his farm for birds and other wildlife, as well as working with local schools.

Fay Pattinson, agricultural projects officer for the RSPB South East said: ‘Mr Atkinson is doing valuable work on his farm for species that are in real trouble, and is passionate about maintaining the richness and traditional landscape character of his holding for future generations.’