Conservation

Water is the most important thing there is

Water is about the most important thing there is: it’s essential for life and everything else. Water – its quantity and its quality – is the single biggest X factor for the state of nature. […]

Conservation

National Trust follows Natural Resources Wales in banning trail hunting

Last week, Welsh Government nature agency Natural Resources Wales, which looks after swathes of countryside and forests, banned trail hunting on its land. Now the National Trust has followed its scent, in a decision announced by the charity’s board of trustees. The ban applies to land in Wales and England.
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Conservation

Deadly fish traps found in River Skerne

Enforcement officers have seized more than 20 illegal fish traps and other equipment in the past three months in the North East, including several in Darlington borough. The work is part of the Environment Agency’s North East crackdown called Operation Creel that aims to protect species threatened by our changing climate; the white clawed crayfish and European eel. […]

Conservation

Wales’ coastlines continue to meet the most stringent water quality standards

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) have reported that of the 105 bathing waters sampled on the beaches of Wales, 85 achieved the highest classification of ‘excellent’, 14 were classed as ‘good’ and six deemed ‘sufficient’ ensuring that Wales’ coastlines continue to meet some of the most stringent water quality standards in Europe. […]