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Papillon Gin’s Claire to run 50 tors in her 50th year for the Blue Ground Beetle Project

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Papillon Dartmoor Distillery
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26 Feb 2024
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This year Claire of Papillon Gin will be turning 50 and will be running to the 50 highest tors on Dartmoor during March, which is also B Corp Month.

Claire will be raising money for the Blue Ground Beetle Project on Dartmoor. The Blue Ground Beetle (Carabus intricatus) is a nocturnal beetle found in the ancient woodlands on Dartmoor. First discovered in 1811, it was soon presumed extinct until 1994 when it was rediscovered on Dartmoor. It is estimated that Dartmoor represents over 80% of the Blue Ground Beetle population in the UK.

There’s still a lot we need to learn about the ecology of the Blue Ground Beetle, and its habitat requirements. Buglife’s Blue Ground Beetle project will improve understanding of the extent and health of populations of the beetle, undertaking surveys within ancient woodland fragments across Devon and Cornwall. By better understanding the ecology and locations of the Blue Ground Beetle Buglife can help conserve these populations for the future.

Please donate to help this fabulous beetle HERE. 

Or buy a bottle of Carabus Gin from papillongin.co.uk where £2 from every 70cl bottle is donated to the project.

You can watch Claire’s progress on social media (@papillongindartmoor)

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