Buckinghamshire is rich in wildlife and natural beauty. The Government’s plans for a monstrous new expressway and growth arc would cause untold and irreversible harm to the environment.
Meanwhile, there’s no proof that so-called “biodiversity offsetting” works. The pretty wood anemone spreads just six feet in a hundred years – how do you offset for that? What is it worth? How much for that hedgehog?
Friends of the Earth call biodiversity offsetting a licence to trash nature – for profit. No wonder that developers are so keen on it.
The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust recently worked with BEAG to make a short film explaining what we stand to lose. Send us your photos and films of Buckinghamshire wildlife and countryside. Help us to show how lovely it is.
Let’s protect the wildlife we love and upon which we depend.