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‘Havant is under threat – act now to save our wildlife’

Under Threat, The water vole is a rare sight nowadays
Picture: Derek Middleton, Sussex Wildlife Trust

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 16th January 2019

by Ray Cobbett, from Havant and East Hampshire Friends of the Earth

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust recently described some native species as ‘in freefall’ with significant reductions in water voles, white butterflies, nightingales, ringed plovers and sparrows.

Across the UK the Trust estimated that 56 per cent of species have declined over the past 50 years, with 15 per cent at risk of disappearing altogether.

The losses show no sign of slowing as the government demands tens of thousands of new homes and their infrastructure in South Hampshire mostly built on green fields, including flood plains.

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Plea to ‘save Hampshire’s wildlife’ as stats reveal decline in birds and garden creatures

A nightingale

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 17th December 2018

Story by Byron Melton

ENVIRONMENTALISTS are urging councils to promote the enhancement of their biodiversity in future planning policy in a bid to ‘save Hampshire’s wildlife’.

Pleas from Havant Friends of the Earth and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust come as statistics lay bare the rate at which species of birds have declined across the county.

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Campaigners urge businesses to sign up to free water bottle refill scheme

The Refill sticker businesses can put in their window

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 2nd November 2018
Story by Byron Melton

 

HUNDREDS of businesses in Havant could benefit by joining a free water bottle refill scheme.

That’s the message from campaigners who are throwing their weight behind the smartphone application Refill in the fight against single-use plastics.

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