Posted by: secretperson | May 19, 2008

English Wildlife Disappearing

A new report from Natural England says English wildlife is under threat from development and climate change. The Telegraph report goes with this description, whereas the Guardian goes for a more positive spin, pointing out that wildlife is moving into more urban areas.

Natural England chief executive Dr Helen Phillips said

If we don’t act, there’s a real danger some of our most precious wildlife will be lost forever and our lives will be poorer for it.

No doubt government will concentrate on the climate change aspect of this report and use it as an excuse for yet more green taxes and eco-towns, rather than a rethink on how the countryside is managed.

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