Posts Tagged ‘UK’
Michael Gove sets out his vision of 'Green Brexit'
On Friday, I and some eighty plus conservationists and journalists were invited to listen to the UK Secretary of State for the Environment, Michael Gove MP, speak at what was his first major speech after having been appointed some six weeks ago. Before he spoke, WWF, who were hosting the event at their headquarters in…Read More
Britain’s Whale Hunters – an initial review of the BBC series
“You went away a boy and you came back a man”, so says one of the last of the British whalers interviewed for Adam Nicolson’s two part story telling the history of British whaling that aired for the first time on the 8th June. This is my review written as the programme aired, so please…Read More
The whale hunters killing in the name of Science
On a day when the Japanese Prime Minister once again pledged the Japanese taxpayer to foot an increasingly costly programme to reopen Antarctic whaling, the BBC is reflecting on British whaling in Antarctica and its place in history. The contrast could not be more real. One country with a tradition of whaling, the UK, consigning…Read More
Whale have you been?
Back in 2007 a humpback whale photographed close to Texel Island in the Wadden Sea, Netherlands was positively matched to a humpback whale photographed off Toe Head, County Cork, Ireland several months later. Several weeks after frequenting Irish waters, the same individual was re-sighted just 60km south of where it was initially recorded off the…Read More
British Government condemns Taiji dolphin hunt
WDC welcomes the statement of the British Ambassador Tim Hitchens in condemning the Japanese dolphin hunts It is also worth taking a look at the increasing numbers of dolphins going into captivity from these commercial whaling operations And if anyone says the dolphins don’t suffer, please see this footage http://tinyurl.com/lee3m4u , or in Japanese http://tinyurl.com/m6g58kn Please help WDC to…Read More
Why protecting bird species means better protection for dolphins
WDC does not often make comments on bird protection, though a lot of our collegaues and volunteers also care pastionately about our feathered friends. But in the UK we have just signed on to a letter with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and various other groups, to the Guardian newspaper. The…Read More
An impassioned call for better nature protection
The Welsh nature observer and television presenter Iolo Tudur Williams is best known for his BBC and S4C nature shows in the UK. But its seems that he is also a great public speaker and passionate about the world around us. I wanted to share with you this video that a colleague Mick Green forwarded to…Read More