Why do you care about what I have to say? Because I sign your paycheck. Well, obviously it’s not my signature on everyone’s check but under the signature you’ll see "RAS", my initials. My initials are on your check because I was smart enough, many years ago, to invest in a banking scheme as to where I get a percentage of all issued paychecks.
Whilst we have talked in this column about the UK Governemnt potentially allowing noisy and disruptive exploration in especially fragile dolphin habitats in the UK, the US Governemnt has been trying to overturn all scientific and legal measures to prevent its Navy from operating unhind
Whilst I write this, WDCS is gearing up to challenge the UK government on the future of the Moray Firth Special Area of Conservation (SAC). At stake is not just this area of outstanding natural beauty, but the Moray Firth dolphins themselves and indeed perhaps the fundamental principals of marine conservation in the UK.
I was asked recently over the phone by a buddy of mine "What did you get up to today?" I replied "Oh, not much, just watched a perfectly healthy young whale being euthanased by a vet..." My friend didn't say anything for a minute, he was actually quite choked himself, and he hadn't even been there!
With a lot of support! I wrote a few blogs ago that we are only here because of alot of local support and also the generous grant of Change Happens Foundation. We have so much help from the dive companies, Oasis Divers and Salt Cay Divers, who have been working hard to organize whale watching trips for us to get out on the water.
Further to my last posting on the UK Government's position on protecting the remaining UK dolphin populations, here last night's UK Channel 4 News piece on WDCS's campaign in the Moray fi
I have to say that the UK Government has traditionally been great on protecting whales on the high seas. Indeed, when it comes to anti-whaling the UK is one of the best countries around when it comes to taking on Japan, Iceland and Norway at the IWC annual meetings
This week has been a busy one for WDCS, and for me personally, and it’s only Wednesday so far.