I hope they sink (VI)

Today is the day when the planning committee will decide on the proposal to damage an important wildlife site on the edge of Ely (see previous blogs).  Very surprisingly, the Planning Officer has recommended that the plan should be approved despite the weight of local objection and informed nature conservation objection. Maybe it’s because the…

Birds in the Bath

I was in London last week and had my first ever look inside Westminster Abbey. The price of entry almost put me off – £18! And as we all queued to pay, everything paused  for a prayer to come over the public address system – it’s good that the Church makes Mammon wait for God…

The UK and Environmental democracy – the Aarhus end of nowhere?

Carol Day is a solicitor at WWF-UK. She originally trained as a nature conservationist and worked on policy with The Wildlife Trusts and WWF-UK, but converted to law in 2002. She now advises in-house policy staff on the law around marine and fisheries, species and habitats, freshwater and access to justice. She often ponders the…

Where was I?

Yesterday I saw 75 species of birds at an RSPB nature reserve. But the species which will stick in my mind for longer were the harbour porpoises, adder and weasel. Q Where was I? A Yes, well done Doug, Bob, Stella and I guess Filbert! I’ve never seen harbour porpoise there before and there were…

Guest Blogs

I’m always interested in offers of Guest Blogs for this site.  If you have a burning issue that you would like to get off your chest, and you can write in an interesting way, then get in touch, please. You can’t buy your way onto this site – no-one has ever paid to publish a…