This blog is where you can read about our campaigns to protect the special places that nature needs to survive. It’s been running for five years and covered great successes and some setbacks.
During this period the pressure of economic growth and calls, both in the UK and across the European Union, to deregulate has become louder and the threats to our natural world have increased as a result.
Saving nature’s special places means being active locally and tackling the big issues – the sweep of stories and contributions on this blog have always reflected that and will continue to do so. This will be the place to follow campaigns to save individual special places and to defend and strengthen the laws, policy and planning framework that are vital to their future.
Working with partners, volunteers, local communities and passionate individuals is an essential part of the story behind saving special places - and we'll have contributions from them all.
There will be plenty of chances to get involved – and to comment, add or argue with the points made in these posts.
There's a Klondike rush for wood at the moment. Burning the stuff in biomass power plants is a green con, yet 57 plants in the UK are already up and running or in the planning stage. They will draw in timber from overseas, from countries like Brazil and Canada - driving further un-sustainable loss of precious forest habitat. The decision to scrap plans for a biomass generator at Drax in Yorkshire is a welcome piece of news - read more about it here.
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