The Welsh Government are currently consulting on proposals to open up Cardigan Bay to Scallop dredging. This is a highly damaging method of fishing which destroys the seabed. Much of Cardigan Bay is supposedly protected as 'Special Areas of Conservation' yet the seabed in these areas is under threat and the species that rely on a productive ecosystem, such as bottlenose dolphin and porpoise, are also under threat.
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Wednesday 10 February 2016
It’s official, Skomer has won Britain’s Favourite Nature Reserve, as voted for by you!
First of all we’d like to say a big thank you to all of those who voted for us. Last year’s competition received over 25,000 votes and this year we received some stiff competition from some incredible nature reserves around the UK.
Upon hearing about the award, Skomer Warden Eddie Stubbings said “Skomer is one of the best sites for wildlife in Britain. It also offers a completely unique and well balanced experience for those wishing to come and visit the island. The fact that it has been voted Britain’s Favourite Nature Reserve is a testament to the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, its volunteers and all the people who visit each year”
Conservation manager for the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, Dr Lizzie Wilberforce, also added “Skomer is internationally important for its seabird populations, and without a doubt it is the best place to see seabirds in southern Britain.”
|Skomer is home to around 23,000 Guillemots in peak season amongst many tens of thousands of other seabirds.|
Around 200 seal pups are born on Skomer’s beaches in autumn each year.
Leighton Newman, Skomer Visitor Officer, said “Skomer’s wildlife isn’t the only thing that is special, it’s also the people that visit and volunteer on the island. We are incredibly happy to have been voted Britain’s Favourite Nature Reserve by the public, and I’m sure that includes many thousands of the people that visit Skomer each year and leave with a smile on their face.”
We are delighted that Skomer has won Britain’s Favourite Nature Reserve and we hope to see lots of familiar and new faces on Skomer this year. Skomer opens to the public on 25th March, not long now!
Book your stay on Britain’s Favourite Nature Reserve on 01239 621600 or to find out more information log onto www.welshwildlife.org