Timid English Nature is failing,Commons inquiry told

09 June 1998

‘Timid’ English Nature is failing,
Commons inquiry told

ENGLISH nature – the Governments conservation watchdog – is failing to protect the environment because of a lack of funds and a “timid culture”, a Common Select Committee heard today. And English Natures guidelines for running Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) let farmers “extort huge and unrealistic sums for doing very little”, the committee was told.

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