Help save Northumberland’s sea duck

Help save Northumberland’s sea duck
 

0 Have your say Bird protection charity, the RSPB, is calling for more help for Northumberland’s iconic eider duck, 1,300 years after St Cuthbert introduced the first laws to safeguard its future.
Also known as Cuddy’s duck – after St Cuthbert – it is believed eiders inspired the saint to create the world’s first conservation legislation in the eighth century, apparently decreeing that no one should eat or disturb those nesting on the Northumberland coast.
More than a millennium later, eiders remain a cause for conservation concern. They are declining throughout Europe as a result of... read more

 
12 October 2016 in Regional North East, Views: 24
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