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Nominated for Environment champion award

Ms Frankie Hobro is a Conservationist and Director of the Anglesey Sea Zoo Marine Conservation Centre, Sŵ Môr Môn. The aquarium has only British exhibits and specialises in conservation, education and sustainability, with long-established breeding programmes for endangered British marine species including critically endangered British seahorses and lobsters.

The Sea Zoo works within the local community and further afield, with innovative conservation projects that have a positive environmental impact in Wales, the UK and internationally. They lead by example in sustainability issues, including generating power from solar panels, tree planting, not using single use plastics and organising regular beach clean-ups along the Menai Strait.

The Sea Zoo team are internationally recognised as experts in the rescue and rehabilitation of cold-stunned tropical sea turtles and they are fundraising to build the first bespoke turtle rescue facility in the UK.

Educational outreach and accessibility are central to this establishment and they have designed and deliver a tailored programme for those with anxiety, autism, and ADHD. The exceptional team at Anglesey Sea Zoo are the backbone of its success and popularity.

Frankie is a great example of someone who represents Wales across the UK and the wider world, bringing credit to her country.