P161 Teletext 169 Oct23 21:00:19    ————————————————  —————————————————— HAS THE GOVT FAILED OUR WILDERNESS? Under European law, the Government must submit a list of sites where our rarest flora and fauna is protected. According to the World Wide Fund for Nature, the list Britain has submitted is far too short — so short, in fact, that it jeopardises the future of our natural heritage. Green Scene investigates the charity's claims and finds out how you can help. ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— by Bernadette Carroll WIN A CAMCORDER p465 Quarantine Apples Recipe TV
P161 Teletext 169 Oct23 21:01:02    ————————————————  —————————————————— HAS THE GOVT FAILED OUR WILDERNESS? All EU governments must designate and protect areas of land and sea that are deemed important for Europe's most-threatened species and habitats under the Habitats Directive. Explains Andrew Lee from the World Wide Fund for Nature: "These areas are then called Special Areas of Conservation. "Theses sites are so important that they are given more protection than any other designated area in the country." ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Fun and Games 150 Bamboozle 152 OLIVE AND TOMATO PALMIERS p164 Quarantine Apples Recipe TV
P161 Teletext 161 Oct23 21:00:02    ————————————————  —————————————————— HAS THE GOVT FAILED OUR WILDERNESS? While EU countries such as Greece and Spain are designating 15% of their natural territory for wildlife protection, the UK is nominating a mere 2.8% of the country. Andrew Lee, from the World Wide Fund for Nature, says: "The Government has identified bust 315 potential Special Areas of Conservation. "Pretty worrying since we believe at least 1,000 sites need protection." ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Are you ready for the Millennium? 106 APPLES' NASTY CIDER-FECTS p163 Quarantine Apples Recipe TV
P161 Teletext 169 Oct23 21:01:02    ————————————————  —————————————————— HAS THE GOVT FAILED OUR WILDERNESS? The World Wide Fund for Nature says more than 1,000 wildlife habitats in the UK should be listed as Special Areas of Conservation, such as: The River Tweed, home to the UK's remaining otter population. Hatfield Moor, England's second largest remaining raised bog, which supports important populations of nightjars and nightingales. ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Your Total Entertainment guide 400 GREEN TV TODAY AND TOMORROW p165 Quarantine Apples Recipe TV
P161 Teletext 169 Oct23 21:00:00    ————————————————  —————————————————— HAS THE GOVT FAILED OUR WILDERNESS? Andrew Lee, head of UK and Europe for the World Wide Fund for Nature, believes some of Europe's finest and most-threatened wildlife is in the UK. He says: "In our opinion the Government is missing a crucial opportunity to draw on existing and potential EU funds to support our countryside and coast. "Those sites excluded from the Habitats Directive potentially face ruin. Is that something we want to see happen?" ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Land on Planet Sound 480 GREEN EVENTS p165 Quarantine Apples Recipe TV
P161 Teletext 169 Oct23 21:00:00    ————————————————  —————————————————— HAS THE GOVT FAILED OUR WILDERNESS? The World Wide Fund for Nature says you can help save Britain's threatened wildlife. Ask your MP to write to the Rt Hon John Prescott, Secretary of State for the Environment, asking why the Government has not listed valuable sites on the Habitats Directive. To find out who your MP is, contact the House of Commons on 0171 219 4272. CONTD >>> ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Eco Scene 148 Family Fun 443 WIN A CAMCORDER p465 Quarantine Apples Recipe TV
P161 Teletext 169 Oct23 21:02:10    ————————————————  —————————————————— HAS THE GOVT FAILED OUR WILDERNESS? The British Government is not meeting its obligations under European law by failing to designate enough Special Areas of Conservation in the UK, claims the World Wide Fund for Nature. Ask your MEP to raise the matter with the Government and the European Commission. To find out who your MEP is contact the European Parliament Information office on 0171 227 4300. ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Have you seen Family Finance? 540 APPLES NASTY CIDER-FECTS p163 Quarantine Apples Recipe TV
P161 Teletext 169 Oct23 21:00:50    ————————————————  —————————————————— HAS THE GOVT FAILED OUR WILDERNESS? The Government is satisfied with the number of wild sites it has added to the Habitats Directive. A spokesman from the Department of the Environment says: "Our advisers, English Nature, put more than 300 sites forward and these have now gained extra protection under the directive. "The World Wide Fund for Nature, consulted prior to the list being drawn up, did not raise a complaint then." ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— e-mail: greenscene@teletext.co.uk WRITE TO: GREEN SCENE, PO BOX 297, LONDON SW6 1XT. FAX:0171 386 5618 Quarantine Apples Recipe TV