Today’s Sunday Times runs a story about BBC wildlife presenter Chris Packham, whose Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch I switch on whenever I can. He is calling on the website Etsy to ban sellers from trading seahorses in such trinkets as paperweights, pendants and photo frames. The newspaper notes easy’s declared commitment to create a “sustainable future”.
Have long loved seahorses, as indicated by my purchase of an Royal College of Art student’s mega-print over a decade ago. It now seems to have gone AWOL from the office, but lives on in photographs – including one done for a Magnum book many moons ago by photographer Paolo Pellegrin.
Note to self: must find out more about Project Seahorse.
At the same time, wildlife has been in the air this week. Among other things, I attended the latest session of the WWF Council of Ambassadors, held in 66 Lincoln Inn’s Fields. Apparently, this was once the equivalent of 10 Downing Street.
Great to see one slide showing the Daily Mirror front page from 1961 which helped launch me on my environmental career.