Flooding

Photo by Maria Golighltly

Over the last few years Wales has seen increased and more severe flooding.

This has had an adverse effect not only on humans and our activities but also on our wildlife. 2014 saw one of the worst European wildlife disasters: mass seabird wrecks off the Welsh coast. It is estimated that over 28,000 seabirds died due to starvation at the beginning of this year. This is as a result of the storm conditions at sea affecting the bird’s ability to feed. This event was of particular importance to Wales as the largest mortality was among the auks (puffins, razorbills and guillemots) all of which nest and breed in Wales.