Biosphere bid to protect Sussex countryside

Biosphere supporters at the launch event

Biosphere supporters at the launch event

First published in News

A bid to protect hundreds of kilometres of Sussex countryside has been launched.

Conservationists, politicians and campaigners joined up to kick-start the Brighton and Hove and Lewes Downs Biosphere Partnership.

The group wants to get the area between the River Adur and the River Ouse designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

This would see the 340km site, which includes parts of the South Downs National Park and the sea, internationally recognised for its “unique environment which brings together conservation and sustainable socio-economic development”.

Over the next few months, a roadshow will be travelling around the Brighton, Adur and Lewes areas, giving people information and asking for their views. For more details visit www.biospherehere.org.uk.

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1:06pm Wed 30 Jan 13

fredflintstone1 says...

More meaningless ecobabble, and further money being wasted that should be used to preserve front line services. How much is it this time? £150,000K or more? There's already at least one new permanent post in B&H Council devoted to this objective.

If you're worried about protection, we're already in the National Park.

This seems all about egos again rather than action, or indeed knowledge. In fact, Brighton & Hove Council has still not published its crucial Local Biodiversity Action Plan, after more than a decade.

The Council recycles fewer materials now than it did, and recycling rates have fallen. They even recommend alien invasive species like Virginia Creeper on their planting list for biodiversity, and have cut down huge swathes of oak in Wild Park without a felling licence, and now propose to clear more, removing ash trees and more oaks etc. etc.

This is yet another Green vanity project, for which we'll be picking up the bill, backed by very little knowledge or appreciation of the landscape and environment.
More meaningless ecobabble, and further money being wasted that should be used to preserve front line services. How much is it this time? £150,000K or more? There's already at least one new permanent post in B&H Council devoted to this objective. If you're worried about protection, we're already in the National Park. This seems all about egos again rather than action, or indeed knowledge. In fact, Brighton & Hove Council has still not published its crucial Local Biodiversity Action Plan, after more than a decade. The Council recycles fewer materials now than it did, and recycling rates have fallen. They even recommend alien invasive species like Virginia Creeper on their planting list for biodiversity, and have cut down huge swathes of oak in Wild Park without a felling licence, and now propose to clear more, removing ash trees and more oaks etc. etc. This is yet another Green vanity project, for which we'll be picking up the bill, backed by very little knowledge or appreciation of the landscape and environment. fredflintstone1
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2:46pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Phani Tikkala says...

Biosphere.... great band. "Substrata" is well worth a listen.
Biosphere.... great band. "Substrata" is well worth a listen. Phani Tikkala
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3:56pm Wed 30 Jan 13

george smith says...

fredflintstone1 wrote:
More meaningless ecobabble, and further money being wasted that should be used to preserve front line services. How much is it this time? £150,000K or more? There's already at least one new permanent post in B&H Council devoted to this objective. If you're worried about protection, we're already in the National Park. This seems all about egos again rather than action, or indeed knowledge. In fact, Brighton & Hove Council has still not published its crucial Local Biodiversity Action Plan, after more than a decade. The Council recycles fewer materials now than it did, and recycling rates have fallen. They even recommend alien invasive species like Virginia Creeper on their planting list for biodiversity, and have cut down huge swathes of oak in Wild Park without a felling licence, and now propose to clear more, removing ash trees and more oaks etc. etc. This is yet another Green vanity project, for which we'll be picking up the bill, backed by very little knowledge or appreciation of the landscape and environment.
Rather like biology meets media studies. A load of self appointed experts
gratifying each others egos. What the area needs is protecting from them. the Wild park is a good example, still the sheperd must be laughing all the way to the bank.
[quote][p][bold]fredflintstone1[/bold] wrote: More meaningless ecobabble, and further money being wasted that should be used to preserve front line services. How much is it this time? £150,000K or more? There's already at least one new permanent post in B&H Council devoted to this objective. If you're worried about protection, we're already in the National Park. This seems all about egos again rather than action, or indeed knowledge. In fact, Brighton & Hove Council has still not published its crucial Local Biodiversity Action Plan, after more than a decade. The Council recycles fewer materials now than it did, and recycling rates have fallen. They even recommend alien invasive species like Virginia Creeper on their planting list for biodiversity, and have cut down huge swathes of oak in Wild Park without a felling licence, and now propose to clear more, removing ash trees and more oaks etc. etc. This is yet another Green vanity project, for which we'll be picking up the bill, backed by very little knowledge or appreciation of the landscape and environment.[/p][/quote]Rather like biology meets media studies. A load of self appointed experts gratifying each others egos. What the area needs is protecting from them. the Wild park is a good example, still the sheperd must be laughing all the way to the bank. george smith
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