Urgent action needed to protect North Wales ospreys

Clwyd West MS Darren Millar has called for immediate action to address concerns that a pair of nesting Ospreys may not return to Llyn Brenig as a result of filming of the Channel 4 programme ‘The Bridge’.

Activists have raised concerns that the osprey chick has not been seen in days and that the parents have been disturbed by the use of flares and drones in the area.

Darren has been in contact with Natural Resources Wales and Dwr Cymru to demand that these concerns are addressed.

He said:

“As a great lover of our wildlife in North Wales I am extremely concerned that Welsh Water and Natural Resources Wales have given the green light for filming to take place here.

“I have been in contact with Welsh Water and Natural Resources Wales to demand an explanation as to why this filming was permitted and what consideration was given to the impact of filming at this site on local wildlife.

“If the reports of flares and drones being deployed as a part of filming are true it is important that the authorities take action to assess the damage that has been done and hold those responsible to account.

“I know activists and many local residents are extremely concerned about the reports coming from Llyn Brenig. We have a proud record of protecting our wildlife here in North Wales and it is vital that Natural Resources Wales ensure that protection continues."