New! Nature Podcasts



We are pleased to bring you a series of Nature podcasts from the North East and North West Regional groups. Topics covered will include sea mammals, birds, butterflies and bees.


The second podcast is on butterflies and bees and is written and presented by Charlotte Scrivens

Charlotte is an environmental lawyer at Addleshaw Goddard, based in their Manchester office, and advises on all aspects of environmental compliance, risks and liabilities as well as representing clients being investigated, or subject to formal enforcement action, by the environmental regulators.  She is also co-convener for UKELA's North West group, alongside Helen Mitcheson. In her spare time, she is currently doing up her first house (affectionately known as 'the building site') and enjoying spending time with her dogs.

Please download the podcast and contact us if you require this in a different format

Additional resources have been collated to accompany this podcast. Please download the document. Please consider making a donation to help us continue our important environmental work, thank you.


Our first podcast is on Cetaceans and is written and presented by Helen Mitcheson 

Helen is an environmental lawyer and a member of the Planning and Environment Team at Trowers & Hamlins LLP and one of UKELA's regional co-ordinators.  Prior to qualifying as a solicitor Helen worked as a marine mammal scientist, both in the UK and abroad and has an MRes in Marine Mammal Science from the University of St Andrews.  If you would like to know more about cetaceans and the law which protects them, please get in touch with Helen  

Additional resources to accompany the podcast are available; these include key species, where and how to sight them and various organisations. Please download this document. A written transcript is available upon request for those who require the recording in a different format.

Download the podcast here and listen via your favourite podcast app or device. This is free to all but we hope that you will consider making a donation. A suggested amount is £5, but any contribution is appreciated. Your donations will be put to good use by helping us to continue our work, such as running more events to provide information and expertise to our members. 

Thank you for your support!

Photo credit: Helen Mitcheson


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