Skip to content

OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 20

Updated Monday, 14th January 2013

This week on Saving Species: The latest news on the designation of conservation areas around the English and Welsh coast.

This page was published over five years ago. Please be aware that due to the passage of time, the information provided on this page may be out of date or otherwise inaccurate, and any views or opinions expressed may no longer be relevant. Some technical elements such as audio-visual and interactive media may no longer work. For more detail, see our Archive and Deletion Policy

The Welsh coast in May Creative commons image Icon The Welsh Coast In May / bestfor / richard / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 under Creative-Commons license Are we doing enough to protect the wildlife in our coastal waters?

The government is in the process of deciding which areas around England and Wales to protect as conservation areas, but wildlife organisations are concerned.

Only 31 out of the 127 recommended areas are being considered for protection, and some important wildlife areas are left off the list.

Our seas are used by very many people, for leisure, fishing, wind farms, oil and gas; so how does wildlife fair with so many pressures on our seas?

Marine Conservation Zones are under the spotlight.

Also in the programme:

  • News from around the world with regular news reporter, Kelvin Boot
  • An update on the activities of the Open University's iSpot. A new iSpot app has been launched, making it possible to photograph wildlife, upload it to iSpot and get help with identifications while you’re still out in the field. See marine observations and coastal observations on iSpot.

Listen to Saving Species

You can listen to this episode of Saving Species on BBC Radio 4 at 11:00am on Tuesday 15 January 2013. More information and a link to listen again can be found on the Radio 4 website.

Dig deeper into nature





Related content (tags)

Copyright information

For further information, take a look at our frequently asked questions which may give you the support you need.

Have a question?