Threatened species and the OBP

To: 'Richard King' <>, "" <>
Subject: Threatened species and the OBP
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2012 13:12:45 +1100
Perhaps the higher concern for the environment in the UK is partly due to the 
more noticeable loss of it, or maybe they've just had more nuclear accidents 
than us. It's hard to get excited about something if it's not obvious to you 
that there's a problem, even if there is one.

Peter Shute

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> After lots of travel to the UK, I also see a different 
> attitude and mentality in Australia to wildlife. Maybe it's 
> the cold harsh winters over there where people are forced to 
> read books inside or watch TV, and often are more interested 
> in wildlife, plus the British attitude of ' this is our 
> British wildlife, so we will look after it, God save the 
> Queen'. I know they have their environmental problems too, 
> but more people are in some way interested enough in wildlife 
> to do things, the RSPB has over a million members alone!

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