Posts Tagged ‘destruction’
What is it with man?
Must we destroy everything?
It seems that we must. Man is hell bent on destroying everything in nature.
We are literally shitting in our own nest!
Here’s just one more pathetic example.
Campaigners fear disaster for the endangered songbirds if a plan to build 5,000 homes on a breeding site in Kent is given green light
It is revered for the beauty of its song and is a beloved adornment to the British countryside. But the nightingale – hailed by Keats as a “light-winged Dryad of the trees” – is now in trouble, having suffered a catastrophic drop in numbers in recent years.
Even worse, say ornithologists, the best site in Britain for protecting the songbird – at Lodge Hill in Medway, Kent – is under threat of destruction. Its loss, they say, could deal an irreparable blow to the nightingale in this country. It could also open the floodgates to commercial exploitation of hundreds of other protected environmental sites across the country.
“Lodge Hill is the only Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in the UK that is specifically set up to protect nightingales,” said Sarah Lee, of the RSPB. “It is the most important site for the birds in the UK. Yet the local council want to build 5,000 homes there. It would absolutely destroy the site and the birds’ homes – and send a very worrying signal about the prospects of protecting other critically important sites in the UK.”
According to ornithologists, the nightingale has suffered a 90% reduction in numbers over the past 40 years. Factors involved in this population crash include the intensification of UK farming that has destroyed swaths of sandy scrubland on which nightingales like to breed, while the spread of human populations in West Africa, where the nightingale spends the winter, has also affected numbers. In 2012, a survey revealed there were only 3,300 breeding pairs left in the UK. The bird is now on the amber list of species of “conservation concern”.
In an attempt to protect the nightingale, the Lodge Hill site – a piece of land once owned by the Ministry of Defence – was named as an SSSI, a place where local species are given special protection against human interference.
However, three years ago, Medway council prepared plans to build 5,000 homes at Lodge Hill, a proposal that was approved by its planning committee in September.
Source: TheGuardian Read more
We are at fault; yes, you and me because we vote for these stupid people. We often vote without thinking, we don’t know enough about the candidates, we believe all the pre-election bullshit that pours from their filthy mouths.
Voting should be taken more seriously. We should investigate the candidates thoroughly.
Councils and other governemtn bodies are too keen to rubber stamp projects without considering the ramifications.
Reblog from: Violet’s Veg*n Isn’t that Earth?
Click on the above link and follow the subsequent posts… A good story.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has vetoed parts of a controversial bill which regulates how much land farmers must preserve as forest.
Among the 12 articles which President Rousseff rejected is an amnesty for illegal loggers.
Brazil’s farmers’ lobby had argued that an easing of environmental restrictions would promote food production.
Environmentalists oppose the law, which the say will lead to further destruction of the Amazon rainforest.
The bill was approved by the Brazilian Congress a month ago. Environmentalists had urged President Rousseff to veto the entire bill.
President Rousseff rejected 12 articles from the bill and made 32 modifications to the text.
The exact details of the revised document have not yet been made public, but Brazilian Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said the government wanted to avoid diminishing protected areas of the Amazon and other sensitive ecosystems.
The version of the bill passed by the Brazilian Congress last month would have allowed for huge areas of the country, which had been illegally logged before July 2008, to be opened up to farming.
It would also have allowed farming closer to riverbanks, which are especially vulnerable to erosion if trees are chopped down.
Officials said Ms Rousseff had rejected the article dealing with the riverbanks, ensuring their continued protection.
At a news conference, the ministers for the environment, agriculture and development said the president had struck a balance between preservation and sustainable development.
Source: BBC News Read more
Dilma Rousseff has shown a presence of mind over this matter. The proposed legislation was indeed dangerous, totally flawed, totally unreasonable. There were many direct threats contained it that endangered the Amazon. The destroyers must be held accountable.
Hopefully, the revised law will be accepted by the government.
The battle is not over yet.