The multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has written about our legal action against SODC in its daily briefing service (3 March) and highlighted particularly the legal significance of the climate change grounds. Planning law expert Nick McDonald notes that “the case is of interest to developers and local planning authorities...Read More...
What is 'Bioabundance'?
Bioabundance? What on earth does that mean? Most of us have heard of Biodiversity: four out of five people think it is a washing powder. But no, biodiversity is the richness of natural life; the number of different species of plant and animal.
How do we describe the fullness of the natural world. How do we say 50 starlings is better than three? ‘Bioabundance’ describes the numbers of individuals of each species of plant or animal. If you have hedgehogs, dormice, squirrels, rabbits and badgers, that may be biodiverse; and if you have ten of each rather then maybe you have bioabundance.
Bioabundance and biodiversity are closely related – you cannot get many different life forms (biodiversity) if the environment cannot support viable numbers of each species (bioabundance).