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The Web Of Groups Helping Nature

Wild Justice As it says eloquently on the main page of the site, the UK-based charity Wild Justice uses the legal system to get a better deal for UK wildlife, challenges government decisions in the courts, campaigns for better laws and better policies, and gives its supporters opportunities to speak up for our wildlife. You can read about the three …

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Seabirds Killed In European Waters

I was looking back through a piece that I originally posted on another site on July 17, 2010, I have updated it at the end. It makes grim reading. In 1991 the United Nations Food and Agriculture Oganization adopted a plan of action for the worldwide reduction of incidental catches of seabirds in driftnets, longlines and gillnets used by fishing …

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Restore Nature Now

Restore Nature Now is a collective of NGOs, grassroots organisations and individuals including: the RSPB, The Wildlife Trusts, WWF-UK, Friends of the Earth, WWT, Woodland Trust, National Trust, Wildlife and Countryside Link, The Climate Coalition, Extinction Rebellion and Chris Packham. Let’s go back in time a bit to the 1960s and the research by Rachel Carson, an American biologist. Her …

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Excuses

I guess that just about every man and woman on the street in 2024 could make the environmental argument. The argument is that it is bad for the environment for shops to keep their doors open and the heating on in winter. And it is bad to keep their shop doors open and the air conditioning on in summer. OK, …

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You Didn’t Ask, But

Arrgh, Disaster looms! Well, that will push people along and you might think it is a laudable way to get people to do good. The problem with it is that it tacitly makes the argument that doing all the things we do is OK so long as the consequence is that we do not cause global warming that leads to …

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Didn’t You Start A Petition?

Indeed I did. Did it get the necessary 100,000 signatures so it had to be debated in Parliament? Not by a long shot. and I did ‘attach’ to the result for a while – thinking that maybe it was a bad idea. But then I thought maybe there were people who read the petition, didn’t sign, but did shut their …

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Nature and Cambridge

I live in Cambridge, with access to nature not more than a few hundred yards from the middle of the city. Yes, it’s flat around here, but when you walk from the middle of town onto Laundress Green and follow the footpath onto Sheep’s Green, you can feel how you are dropping down a level. The land floods at certain …

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