WiSe Scheme ‘Highly Commended’ in RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards

We were recently invited to Edinburgh to attend the prestigious RSPB ‘Nature of Scotland’ 2017 Awards ceremony. We were attending this brilliant event as our WiSe Scheme marine ecotourism training project had been short listed in two award categories, Marine Conservation and Nature Tourism. A glance at the sheer quality of the competing projects that we would face was humbling, to say the least – the competition was stiff. So it was a very proud moment […]

The WiSe Scheme shortlisted for the RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards 2017

We at Wave Action are thrilled that The WiSe Scheme has been nominated for the prestigious RSPB Nature in Scotland Award 2017. established to celebrate and recognise the best in nature conservation in Scotland. But The WiSe Scheme has not only been nominated… we’ve recently found out we’ve been short-listed in two separate categories: Nature Tourism and Marine Conservation. The winners will be announced in Edinburgh on Nov 23rd at a presentation dinner. The competition […]

A Plastic Ocean: the dangerous convenience of single-use plastic

At a local screening of the thought-provoking film ‘A Plastic Ocean’ last night, I was reminded how easily we can ignore seriously important issues when other urgent, news-worthy headlines are grabbing our attention from every direction. I’ve always considered myself reasonably savvy when it comes to minimising my impact on the environment, but like most people, I don’t always make the right choices and sometimes accept below-ideal alternatives, especially if ‘doing the right thing’ might […]

Sailing with Sea Monsters

Life-changing experiences only come into focus in hindsight in my experience. While they’re happening, their implication is often lost in the noise of the moment, especially if you’re only 11-years old. Which was my age when I first encountered the huge creature that would change the direction of my life—the basking shark. At the time I kept a tiny dinghy in the local fishermen’s cove of the South Devon town that I lived in, and […]