UK’s Nature in a “sobering” state, says Sir David Attenborough

22 May

On  BBC Radio 4 this morning, Sir David blamed our “extraordinary expertise in destroying things” which has led to the disappearance of 60% of Britain’s wildflowers in the past 50 years.

Hedgehogs, natterjack toads, and now small tortoiseshell butterflies,  may soon be added to the list of natural things that children will only encounter in pictures.

Time to think twice before building on AONB?


SIN: Let’s hope all those present at this evening’s Full Council meeting were/ are/  listening.

(see Critical decisions for East Devon’s future at tonight’s Full Council Meeting, 6.30pm, Knowle)


4 Responses to “UK’s Nature in a “sobering” state, says Sir David Attenborough”

  1. Thermadore May 22, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    If we knocked down all the houses that were built after 1880, and returned the fields to meadow it would make this area more outstandingly beautiful and would provide more habitats for wildlife. Where would the evicted people go? Not my concern, they can go and live somewhere else. Would the economy shrink? Possibly, but with the added tourists possibly not. We will just need to bus all the tourist shop employees in from Exeter. I hope your house is an old one.

  2. Medusa May 22, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

    Cranbrook, Cranbrook, Cranbrook. Isn’t that what it is supposed to be for?

  3. Thermadore May 23, 2013 at 7:19 am #

    Crambrook is being built on wildlife habitat as well.

  4. Marker May 25, 2013 at 6:44 am #

    AONB is a landscape designation…

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