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. […]

Conservation

NRW stops trail hunting on its land

Natural Resources Wales will no longer allow trail hunting to take place on its land, following a decision by its Board not to renew its Master Agreement with the Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA). […]

Conservation

Hinkley Point C could ‘wipe out’ 11 billion fish, Bristol Channel campaigners say

Marine and conservation groups based around the Bristol Channel have warned that EDF‘s decision to remove the Acoustic Fish Deterrents (AFDs) on the cooling water intakes at Hinkley Point C nuclear power station could put massive fish stocks at risk. […]