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And now, broadcasting live from Rampisham Down....

We are all now third and fourth generation environmentalists, and either we know the global problems faced by our civilization and our planet, or we are asleep. 1,329 more words

Rampisham Down

Area 51. Somewhere in Shropshire...

Whenever a customer turns up toting a KTM and announces “I’ve done a little bit of competitive motocross”  my heart sinks a tiny bit. It’s usually a precursor to a very intense riding day with little or no time to look at the beautiful Shropshire scenery. 1,085 more words

Rampisham Factcheck #5: The photographs of Rampisham Down

Some people are trying to make out that Rampisham Down SSSI is a poor quality, low value piece of wildlife grassland, or, as Professor Ghillean Prance, former Director of Key Gardens said a… 652 more words

Rampisham Down and Lodge Hill demonstrate that Natural England must Notify every site which qualifies as SSSI

Offham Down SSSI ploughed to grow Flax 1997


When the Wildlife and Countryside Act was introduced in 1981 in order for the UK to comply with the European Union’s Birds Directive, nationally and internationally important nature sites, known as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), had no legal protection. 1,011 more words

Natural England

The Politics of Ecology.

“Natural England is committed to working closely with the developer and the local planning authority to ensure that, if planning permission is granted, the development will take place in ways that minimise any impact on the natural environment.” 760 more words

Rampisham Down

The start of something beautiful...

We’ve been EcoSkills trainees for three whole learningful, fun and dynamic weeks. Our heads are exploding, and come Friday, we’re shattered. All very positive though. Our learning curve is exponential, our diaries swiftly filling up with exciting projects to sink our teeth into, and we’re desperately trying to remember the names of all the fabulous people we are starting to work with. 153 more words