Archive of: Tony Whitbread

  • PAWS for thought

    30 September 2021

    PAWS for thought

    Dr Tony Whitbread discusses Plantations on Ancient Woodland Sites, an un-appreciated type of ancient woodland. Over-looked by some, dismissed as just plantations by many and often poorly protected by policy they can, nevertheless, be valuable historical and ecological assets.

     
  • The Economics of Biodiversity

    12 February 2021

    The Economics of Biodiversity

    A major review has been produced by Sir Partha Dasgupta, Professor of Economics and Cambridge University – “The Economics of Biodiversity​”, looking at the economics of biodiversity, but it in a quite fundamental way.

     
  • Extraordinary and Challenging Times: a message from our President

    22 May 2020

    Extraordinary and Challenging Times: a message from our President

    A message from Dr Tony Whitbread, President of the Sussex Wildlife Trust

     
  • There is no wealth but life

    02 March 2020

    There is no wealth but life

    If we win the war against nature, we will have crushed the very life support systems on which we depend. This will be our ultimate “Pyrrhic victory”.

    So what is driving us towards our own self destruction?

     
  • Ending the war on nature - Rewilding

    07 February 2020

    Ending the war on nature - Rewilding

    Our war against nature is something we are in danger of winning!

     
  • Tree - to plant or not to plant, that is the question

    23 January 2020

    Tree - to plant or not to plant, that is the question

    When is it right to plant trees? And how do we do it right?

     
  • Trees and the climate emergency

    13 January 2020

    Trees and the climate emergency

    Dr Tony Whitbread tackles the issue raised from his previous blog, as we are in a climate emergency, the priority must be to get the trees in the ground as an emergency action

     
  • The trouble with trees

    07 January 2020

    The trouble with trees

    The creation of forests and woods can be a major contribution to restoring nature and can draw carbon out of the atmosphere, so helping fight climate change. However, done badly, tree planting and tree regeneration can cause major ecological damage.

     
  • End of the road for Highways England

    17 September 2019

    End of the road for Highways England

    Highways England have, once again, served up the same tired old ideas for a bypass around Arundel.​ Discussed for decades, there seems to have been little progress from a basic mind set that has been shown not to work over and over again.

     
  • Climate emergency and local democracy

    29 April 2019

    Climate emergency and local democracy

    District Council elections are an opportunity to ask your candidates what answers do they have for the climate and ecosystem emergency

     
  • Restore the natural world and help save us from climate disaster

    08 April 2019

    Restore the natural world and help save us from climate disaster

    Restore our battered natural world on a huge scale - far greater than the feeble efforts we’ve seen so far – and this will also draw carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and so help address climate change.

     
  • The last best hope

    19 March 2019

    The last best hope

    Friday 15 March was the day of the biggest climate strike by children and young people yet.