Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Values of Nature: Forestry Panel Interim Report published

As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been trying to post more regularly in the last few months. I posted 9 times in November, 5 in October and 10 in September. It’s quite tricky fitting in writing these posts … Continue reading

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The Government’s Conflicted State on Biodiversity

I just wrote this for former Labour biodiversity minister Barry Gardiner MP’s IPOAK website – I don’t know when he’ll post it but you can read it here now. The new England Biodiversity Strategy “Biodiversity 2020” and the conflict at … Continue reading

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The Emasculation of Natural England Part 2 continued

There is some media interest in the story about Natural England being converted into a delivery agency for “sustainable” development today. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/hands-off-our-land/8926553/Hands-Off-Our-Land-Natural-England-English-Heritage-to-be-forced-to-promote-more-building.html The Tory(?)graph got it wrong, as usual, as it suggested the new restrictions were on time limits for … Continue reading

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