Nàdur (Gaelic for nature) is series of short films, as commentary to wildlife decline, habitat loss, and pollution of our ecosystems. Performance by Stephen G. Rae

Part I : arboreal

A commentary to the destruction of our native woodlands and hedgerows, destroying biodiversity and our climate targets. The UK has approximately 12 million square miles of wooded area, accounting for 12.9% of the country’s land surface; this is about a third of the average of European countries (38%). France has 182 trees per person, the UK has 47 trees per person – 2015 figures

Part II : avian

There has been a serious, countrywide, decline in the numbers of many birds, including many well known and loved species such as the song thrush, skylark, lapwing and house sparrow. This decline has been gradual. Most of the declining species are farmland birds – RSPB, 2020

Part III : (C2H4)n

A truckload of plastic enters the ocean every single minute and UK supermarkets produce 800,000 tonnes every year. With production increasing, that’s set to rise. Bottles, pots and food trays are immediately obvious, but other types of plastic pollution can be harder to spot. When plastic breaks down it doesn’t disappear, it gets smaller creating tiny particles called microplastics. Even clothes made from artificial materials shed microplastic fibres when they’re washed. Microbeads, another type of microplastic, are sometimes added to products such as cosmetics and toothpaste. Impossible to filter from waste water, they end up in our oceans – Greenpeace UK, 2020