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Fifty year anniversary of the Torrey Canyon oil tanker disaster

RSPCA West Hatch Wildlife Centre Group of adult Guillemots on water West Hatch, Somerset, UK

Fifty years ago, on the 18 March 1967, the oil tanker Torrey Canyon ran aground on Seven Stones, off the Isles of Scilly.

The events of the days following this resulted in the worst oil spill in the UK with oil arriving on the Cornish coast from Newquay to the Lizard and slicks seen from Hartland Point in north Devon to Start Point in the south.

The following post has been written by Adam Grogan, Head of Wildlife at the … continue reading ››

Heroes wanted! At the Great British Spring Clean!

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Regular readers will know that litter poses a huge problem for wildlife across England and Wales every day. Each year we receive around 5,000 calls about birds and animals who have become caught up in litter that has been thoughtlessly discarded by humans.