Archive of: Tony Whitbread
30 September 2021
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.
12 February 2021
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.
22 May 2020
A message from Dr Tony Whitbread, President of the Sussex Wildlife Trust
02 March 2020
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?
07 February 2020
Our war against nature is something we are in danger of winning!
23 January 2020
When is it right to plant trees? And how do we do it right?
13 January 2020
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
07 January 2020
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.
17 September 2019
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.
29 April 2019
District Council elections are an opportunity to ask your candidates what answers do they have for the climate and ecosystem emergency
08 April 2019
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.
19 March 2019
Friday 15 March was the day of the biggest climate strike by children and young people yet.