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The Nature of Britain Where You Live: Wales - Freshwater Britain


Iolo Williams visits the River Wye, one of the richest rivers in Wales, which is renowned for stunning scenery and wildlife. But it hasn't always been this way. Streams where fish traditionally spawned were blocked and polluted, and the river banks were broken down and eroded. When the fishermen and local landowners learnt that their precious river was under threat they decided to do something about it. They formed their own trust - the Wye and Usk Foundation. Thanks to them the river is in better bealth than it has ever been, and even supports rare and important species such as fresh water crayfish, otters and kingfisher.

Broadcasts

  • 2007-10-31 21:00:00 - 2007-10-31 22:00:00 on BBC One Wales,