We’ve highlighted in several recent posts how the marine eco-system and wildlife within it are under threat.
Paradoxically as fish stocks and marine mammals have struggled to overcome with legacy issues such as toxic pollution and more current threats posed by military exercises and industrial scale fishing by EU super trawlers the value of the marine environment as a tourism asset has started to be realised.
This is best evidenced by Ireland’s development of the so called ‘Atlantic Way’ promoting whale and dolphin watching and the general wild wife tourism experience down its west coast.
In our own waters and in UK coastal waters there are also a variety of tourism related and research projects underway involving a variety of groups.
However sometimes it seems man and nature cannot interact with out a display of viciousness from our species towards the natural world as this report about a jet-ski attack on dolphins of North Wales which is being investigated by North Wales Police seems to indicate (link):
Issued by: The Manx branch of the Celtic League
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THE CELTIC LEAGUE
The Celtic League established in 1961 has branches in the six Celtic Countries including our own Mannin branch. It promotes cooperation between the countries and campaigns on a range of political, cultural and environmental matters. It highlights human rights abuse, military activity and socio-economic issues
The link for the main web pages is below: