Today we worked with the UK’s largest conservation charity to reach five million people and ensure birdsong doesn’t fall silent in Wales.
Throughout the day, birdsong was heard in hundreds of locations across the country, including the National Assembly for Wales, Wales Millennium Centre, Transport for Wales Stations, National Museums of Wales, Dŵr Cymru, National Parks, and us!
In May the RSPB secured a surprise UK top 20 music chart hit when it released a track of pure birdsong and also released a birdsong radio app, that has been downloaded by over 22,000 people all to raise awareness of the number of birds vanishing from our skies.
Following the popularity of the track the charity is hoping to once again bring birdsong back into everyone’s life as a reminder of what we all stand to lose if the crisis facing nature is not addressed.
‘Let Nature Sing’ got the public talking and highlighted the shocking news that the UK has lost over 40 million birds in just half a century, and with the publication of the State of Nature report it is clear that there is no let-up in the decline of Welsh wildlife.
We were among the many businesses that played its part as a strong supporter of RSPB Cymru by playing birdsong across Wales to highlight the declines in our wildlife, as the public call on the Welsh Government to address climate change and the environment as its legacy for future generations.
Tamsin Davies, RSPB Cymru said;
“In Wales we are lucky to be surrounded by so much amazing wildlife, and this is something we are rightly proud of as we celebrate the landscapes, plants and animals we share our country with. But, sadly all is not well and simple pleasures such as the soothing music of our birds seem to be growing quieter. So earlier this year we had a simple idea of bringing birdsong back into people’s life to highlight the threat to our natural world. Releasing the single and birdsong radio began a national conversation as across Wales everyone started talking about what birdsong means to them, and what it would mean if nature were to fall silent. We are pleased to be working with Techniquest to send a strong message that we all care about our natural world and are concerned that if nothing is done we might lose these amazing singers.”
During the RSPB Cymru’s Let Nature Sing Takeover, birdsong was played across Wales in offices and public places. Interested in finding out more about the Let Nature Sing Takeover, hosting their own event or how to listen to birdsong radio? Visit – www.rspb.org.uk/letnaturesing