Politics and the Environment - views of the Parties
Do environmental issues influence the way people vote? From the media interest which the subject has attracted in recent elections, you might conclude that the answer is ‘not much’ or ‘not at all’. Judging by what we know of our readership, many people in Wales feel passionately about environmental issues. But how easy is it to judge and compare the environmental approaches of the main political parties ahead of the Welsh Assembly elections in May?
Natur Cymru wrote to the six main political parties asking for their approaches to the environmental problems facing Wales in the 21st century. In Issue 58 we summarised the responses we received, but here you can read them in full.
In praise of our stone walls
Stone walls are an integral part of the landscape of many of the Welsh uplands. They can tell us a great deal about the history of agriculture in Wales and are important habitat and haven for wildlife. This article by TWM ELIAS, JOHN H. DAVIES and DAVID ROBERTS is based on discussions held in a conference, ‘In praise of our stone walls’ which was held at Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog in April 2014.
This article is written in Welsh. You can read a translation here.
Travels in lichenology - a journey into the micro-world
Clocks, cultch and spat: native oyster restoration in Wales
The quest for enlightened, wildlife-friendly agriculture - an interview with Colin Tudge
Skokholm & Skomer 1946: an exceedingly busy year
Pumlumon: a truly Living Landscape
For over half a century, decline has been the story for upland areas like Pumlumon; decline in biodiversity, rural communities, and the services which the uplands provide for wider society. One Wildlife Trust is deeply involved in efforts to reverse this trend, and establish an economy based on sustainable land management which will benefit people, nature and natural processes, as LIZ LEWIS-REDDY explains.
When to intervene
Discoveries in science
Interesting insights from the National Museum Wales
Moulding and casting a fossilised coral
Annette Townsend, Caroline Buttler and Cindy Howells
Our regular page from the charity Buglife
Urban Buzz – creating wildlife areas for invertebrates
The Essential Guide to Beachcombing and the Strandline in Wales by Steve Trewhella & Julie Hatcher
Rhayader by Nature by Bob Dennison, Steve Jones, Richard Knight, Sorcha Lewis, Phil Ward & Ray Woods
The Island Artist by Ann Lockley & Martin Lockley
Dispatches from the hills
Rewilding the ranges
Our regular look at the islands off the Welsh coast. This time:
News from the Skerries, and overwintering on the offshore islands of Wales
Nature at large
BASC programme of mink control to protect water voles
Woods and forests
News from Coed Cadw, the Woodland Trust in Wales
How green is my city? The importance of urban trees
Following the work of Natural Resources Wales
Building a resilience: the principles of Sustainable Management of Natural Resources