Staff at Cornwall's Eden Project are waiting to find out where the axe will fall after the attraction announced seventy jobs will go there this year. The cost-cutting decision's follows a drop in visitor numbers - the Olympics and poor weather have been blamed. Watch Steve Hardy's report.
Malcolm Bell from South West Tourism talks about why the Eden Project could be looking at job cuts
Tim Smit from the Eden Project talks about the cutbacks at the attraction
Far fewer visitors came to Cornwall in 2012 due to a combination of the Olympics, poor summer and autumn weather and the lasting effects of the recession.
This, coupled with enormous pressure on income in the charity sector and the well-documented challenges of fundraising in the current economic climate have made it necessary to make substantial cuts to the cost base.
– Sir Tim Smit, Eden's Chief Executive
No sugar-coated pill will ease the anguish for those affected, all we can say to those of you who will be leaving is thank you so much for all you have given Eden and we hope you will depart feeling a great deal of pride in all you have achieved in creating a very special place, for now and for the future.
Eden currently has 445 full-time equivalent jobs. The job losses are planned across all areas of its operation.
The Eden Project has announced that it is aiming to reduce its annual costs by £2 million.
Staff have been informed that up to 70 jobs could be lost at its site near St Austell. A statutory consultation process is due to begin on Wednesday.