However, there are other cases that involve the protection of biodiversity and animal species in the region as well. The most headline-grabbing investigation he is involved in is the attack on the nest of a pair of ospreys at the Llyn Brenigreservoir in north Wales in May. He is also charged with saving sheep as well. There are more than 100 attacks a year in the North Wales police area alone, resulting in the deaths of many animals. Taylor acknowledges that an increase in visitors to Wales this summer could lead to more incidents. “But it also means more witnesses,” he said.
Rewilding has also been a contentious issue in North Wales as local residents have accused the government of pushing an agenda without engaging with the local communities. Many view it as an attack on local farmers who fear business constraints would force them to rely on ecological tourism. The hope is that an agreement can be reached that promotes biodiversity and animal habits while also keeping local residents happy.
Ireland Faces An Uphill Battle To Cut Emissions In Transport.
A report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reported that even with half a million electric vehicles (EV) on the road in Ireland by 2030, emissions in transport will barely decline. Reaching the full target of nearly 1 million EVs will reduce transport emissions less than a quarter relative to 2018, only a portion of what is needed to meet climate laws.
Ireland has set ambitious targets, however, one year into this pivotal decade they are already behind their intended targets. Issues involve addressing demand and the lack of current measures included to make sustainable transport the default option. Even meeting that target would require a doubling of EV sales every year. While not impossible, it would require sustained subsidies and a much faster rolling out of charging infrastructure which looks unlikely.