Ascension featured on BBC Radio 4

Ascension Island and the greening of Green Mountain is the theme of the latest programme in BBC Radio 4’s Costing The Earth series. First aired on Tuesday 19 March and now available as a podcast, presenter Peter Gibbs talks to Ascension’s conservationists about the struggle to cope with invasive species running riot and the rescue of Ascension’s tiny endemic ferns, as well as enjoying an encounter with nesting turtles on the beaches and a wander among the chattering ‘wideawakes’ on the sweltering lava plains by the coast.

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