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- Spanish official apologises for spraying beach with bleach 28th April 2020Tractors were sent along beach of Zahara de los Atunes in effort to tackle coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn official in southern Spain has apologised for spraying the local beach with diluted bleach in an attempt to protect residents from Covid-19.The picturesque fishing village of Zahara de los Atunes sent tractors equipped […]
- Seal the deal: amorous mammals forced to contend with cruise ships 7th April 2020Harbour seals struggle to match volume of passing ships when trying to attract a mateCruise ships are drowning out the roars of seals that are important for bagging a mate, researchers have found in the latest study to reveal the consequences of human activity on wildlife.Ships are known to produce low-frequency sounds which can overlap […]
- Country diary: a muddy climb is rewarded with sweeping views 23rd March 2020Borth, Ceredigion: Beneath towering clouds, the patches of open water looked almost black in the afternoon sunThe narrow lane down to the beach was edged with the yellow flowers of celandines, huddled at the base of the hedge. After days of rain, the field drains jetted water from the steep, saturated fields above, giving the […]
- Country diary: we venture south for this year’s first sight of the sea 19th March 2020Lanteglos-by-Fowey, Cornwall: Today in this haven, sheltered from wind roaring above tree tops, a pair of mallards dabble against the ebbing tideAs a respite from the flamboyance of daffodils sprawling on the boundaries of former market gardens, and surviving in regenerating woodland around home, we venture south for this year’s first sight of the sea.From […]
- Country diary: long-tailed tits swirl high like leaves 14th March 2020Harlech, Gwynedd: They rank by weight as the tiniest of British birds, though that disproportionate tail gives a slightly false impression of their sizeHeading down through fields towards oak, ash and hazel copses along the Afon Artro, past impenetrable ramparts of gorse, I heard a familiar, delicate song. “A prolonged trill, low and aërial” is […]
- Turtle conservation work in the UK Overseas Territories receives welcome boost 22nd June 2020Our work in the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) will receive a welcome boost following two significant grants from the UK Government’s Darwin Plus initiative. The two projects will work directly with the Governments of the British Virgin Islands and Montserrat, as well as local partner organisations and communities to support the recovery, monitoring and management […]
- Make your own Plastic Challenge this July 8th June 2020Our annual Plastic Challenge is nearly upon us and is a great way to kick-start or restart a better plastic habit.
- Expert review backs our call for gold-standard protection of UK seas – now it’s time to get on with it! 8th June 2020Last October we asked for your help to ‘Make Highly Protected Marine Areas Happen’ and more than 5,000 of you responded. Today, on World Ocean Day, the Benyon Review into Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) has been released, recognising the incredible value of HPMAs and recommending to the Government that they should be put in […]
- Saying a huge thank you this #VolunteersWeek 5th June 2020
- Hope for corals in the Turks and Caicos Islands 28th May 2020A bacterial infection that kills coral has been sweeping through the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), a UK Overseas Territory, where MCS has been carrying out projects for many years.