News story: Public reminded of the rules around seahorses

first_imgWildlife Safe (WiSe) scheme guidelines for taking part in research or filming Divers’ protocol from Dorset Wildlife Trust Divers’ protocol from the Seahorse Trust The Government is reminding people of the conservation rules protecting seahorses following reports of a pair being discovered.Both seahorse species found in UK waters – long snouted (hippocampus guttulatus) and short snouted (hippocampus hippocampus) – are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and all species of seahorse are protected under the Convention for International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES.)If you want to carry out an activity that would disturb a seahorse, or other UK or European protected species, you must have a marine wildlife licence, administered in England by the Marine Management Organisation. Such activities could include taking photographs, filming or surveys.Intentionally disturbing seahorses without appropriate permission could lead to enforcement action. The MMO will consider applications for licences for scientific or education purposes on a case-by-case basis.Where divers may incidentally encounter seahorses the MMO recommends the following guidelines are followed:last_img read more

Wallen Named PFL Defensive Player of the Week

first_imgWallen intercepted two passes to help Drake down Campbell, 33-21, in Saturday PFL action. He became the first Drake defender with two interceptions in a game since 2010. Wallen’s first interception came on Campbell’s first drive. He returned the pick 58 yards to set up the Drake offense at the 17-yard line, ultimately leading to a touchdown and a 14-0 lead. Wallen’s second interception came on a deep pass attempt late in the first half. He also had three tackles (one solo) and handled punt return duties (two returns, 31 yards). ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Drake football’s Terry Wallen was named Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Sunday, Oct. 30. Wallen and the rest of the Bulldogs head to Jacksonville on Saturday. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more