The Port of Felixstowe is Britain’s busiest container port and one of the largest in Europe. It handles over 3.4 million containers a year. I’ve worked here for nearly 27 years, and in that time have seen the Port expand, and its development encroach into nearby sites of special scientific interest (SSIs).
As a child I spent much of my time developing my knowledge of ornithology and the natural world around the previously unspoilt areas before the port’s expansion. As a port employee, I made my priority the balance between growing Port employment and safe-guarding the interests of the local ecosystem.