Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Poverty, not Wealth, is the Greater Threat to Wildlife

The publication of the latest State of Nature report (It's not too late to save nature in the UK, but we must act now to protect the future of our wildlife) prompted Matt Ridley to provide his own view.

It is perhaps unfashionable to think so, but maybe we are not doing so badly for our wildlife in the wealthier countries.

"The reason rich people are now able to live alongside wildlife in a way that poor people do not is partly because, once liberated from mere subsistence, they can afford to care."  

See the full story in Matt Ridley's Blog.