Friday, July 21, 2006

Arson catastrophe for Thursley Heath

Just heard the devastating news that Thursley Heath/Common NNR has been completely destroyed by the recent fire. I knew it had been bad but not this bad. The heartbreaking thing is that this appears to have resulted from a selfish act of environmental vandalism with a “52-year-old, from Thursley questioned on suspicion of arson after being arrested” (from the BBC). I imagine that it could take at least a decade for the habitat to recover. Whoever is responsible for this should be made to do backbreaking, unpaid conservation work for the rest of their shameful existence (preferably while being birched!).

See the following links for the news.
English Nature

No comments: