An impassioned address on The State of Nature report by Iolo Williams

Wales’ best known naturalist Iolo Williams giving an eloquent and impassioned speech on the state of nature in Wales. The collapse of biodiversity he has witnessed in his life is both alarming and troubling, Iolo challenges us all to heed the message and take action before it really is too late.

To go with the piece above here is a story from Wales On Line.. explaining how wildlife is suffering because councils are too obsessed with preening verges.. We have to stop seeing nature as messy. and understand that the jumble of different plants is nature’s order.. it is how it is meant to be.. our neatly trimmed verges, bare soil and bedding plants is what is totally unnatural and is causing huge problems for wildlife as well as wasting money on cosmetic approaches to land management rather than one based on a deep understanding of ecology.

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I lead on the Cwm Harry Skills and training enterprise, am a qualified teacher and permaculture design tutor and garden designer and project consultant. I write several blogs and am an avid networker and communicator on the subjects of sustainability, transition and co-operatives. I have written an occasional column for Channel4/green and have worked for Channel 4 on their 'Dumped' seriesworked as well as for BBC Wales as a green advisor on their Changing Lives- Going Green series, Nov-Dec 2009. I have been working in sustainable development, on project management and development, teaching, growing and small business development all my life really. I also grew up living and working on farms and have a broad experience working in Britain and Canada and Zimbabwe on sustainable agriculture, grass roots permaculture projects, micro business development and housing and worker co-ops. I have been based in Wales since 1994 and currently live in the Welsh borders.