Our local patch is buggered. Usual story of developers not keeping their word when it comes to rehabilitation and restoration of a site as they are focus on productivity and profits.
Well- I want our local patch to be different. To oppose the forces of these corporations it is essential to match strength with strength.
Conservation organisations and local groups are largely ineffective at permeating society at the macro level. It is a cliche but true- profits and greed come before anything else.
I believe this has occurred because conservation bodies are not utilising the most powerful resource at their disposal- that is the army of birders which patrol the lands. The relationship between the men on the ground and the power houses is one of mis-trust and lack of unity.
The answer to effective conservation lies in the unification of the conservation power houses and the troops on the ground. If this unification occurs- then the power of the love of birds, of nature and of a better future is not only a match of strength to the power of greed and short term thinking but a submitting force. The money men need to be brought to their knees.