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Plans for Welsh marine conservation zones scrapped

Mick Green, our WDC colleague based on the west coast of Wales, laments the failure of the Welsh Government to protect our marine wildlife:

We’ve just learned that the Welsh government have reneged on their promise to designate a series of ‘Highly protected marine conservation zones’ around the Welsh Coast.

While the proposed zones were never going to help cetaceans particularly this is just another example of the Welsh Government’s lack of committment to protect the amazing wildlife we have around our coast.

On hearing the news I did the only thing I could – I skived off, took the kayak out into the bay and was rewarded by the sight of three dolphins heading south between Borth and Aberystwyth, along with rafts of Manx Shearwaters and feeding Gannets diving close into shore.