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Minke whale © Ursula Tscherter - ORES

The whale trappers are back with their cruel experiment

Anyone walking past my window might have heard my groan of disbelief at the news...
Boto © Fernando Trujillo

Meet the legendary pink river dolphins

Botos don't look or live like other dolphins. Flamingo-pink all over with super-skinny snouts and...
Risso's dolphin entangled in fishing line and plastic bags - Andrew Sutton

The ocean is awash with plastic – can we ever clean it up?

You've seen pictures of plastic litter accumulating on beaches or marine wildlife swimming through floating...
Fin whale

Is this the beginning of the end for whaling off Iceland?

I'm feeling cautiously optimistic after Iceland's Fisheries Minister Svandís Svavarsdóttir wrote that there is little...
Mykines Lighthouse, Faroe Islands

Understanding whale and dolphin hunts in the Faroe Islands – why change is not easy

Most people in my home country of the Faroe Islands would like to see an...

Dolphin scientists look like you and me – citizen science in action

Our amazing volunteers have looked out for dolphins from the shores of Scotland more than...
Atlantic white-sided dolphins

The Faroes dolphin slaughter that sparked an outcry now brings hope

Since the slaughter of at least 1,423 Atlantic white-sided dolphins at Skálafjørður in my home...
Fin whale

From managing commercial slaughter to saving the whale – the International Whaling Commission at 75

Governments come together under the auspices of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to make decisions...

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 me. Its Iolo calling for a new movement and renewed energy to protect our ever diminishing wildlife and natural habitats.

His speech takes me back to my childhood in Wales when we did not have laptops or video games and our enjoyment came from running in woods and fields, chasing grasshoppers and discovering slow worms and grass snakes. Unfortunately its a time that is quickly diminshing and Iolo challenges moves to look at our environment as simply another resource for us to ‘use and abuse.’

The first few seconds  are in Welsh, but Iolo quickly moves to English, so dont worry 🙂 . Its worth listening to. I hope you enjoy it.