Pioneering Action to Protect and Restore Bioabundance in South Oxfordshire

"If you really think the environment is less important than the economy, try holding your breath while you count your money"
Dr Guy McPherson
"Anyone who believes in infinite growth on a finite planet is either mad or an economist"
Sir David Attenborough
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What do we do?

Bioabundance Community Interest Company aims to restore wildlife to nature-depleted Oxfordshire. Ours is one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world, and Oxfordshire has the worst access to nature for its residents of any county in the south-east (outside London).

We face the wholesale destruction of our natural places, our Green Belt, and our Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Government forces us to Build, Build, Build, everywhere.

Bioabundance will take whatever bold action is needed to protect our landscapes and restore nature. We have striven to take legal action against the government, we feed into consultations, we provides advice to beleaguered communities, and we are championing the concept of a new Regional Nature Park.

We are a diverse grassroots community of citizens, nature-lovers, ecologists, planners, architects, and parish councils.   

"We need to restore nature in Oxfordshire to the best state it has been in since the 1950s"
Dr Sue Roberts
"It grieves me a lot to see this erosion of the Green Belt, a precious thing. When it’s gone it is gone"
Prof Dieter Helm

Join us

Join us to restore and grow bioabundance across Oxfordshire.

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"I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is"
Greta Thunberg

Latest updates

Crumbling bridges

The 15th century Abingdon Bridge has a loose stone. It is unsafe. Repairs are underway and traffic has been reduced to one-way.  The bridge has been taking too much traffic – and yet 3000 houses a mile down the road (and a further 1700 in Berinsfield at the other end...

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Bioabundance is taking its case to the Court of Appeal!

The Company aims to get the SODC local development plan overturned. Sue Roberts, Chair of Bioabundance says: “This plan is to build four times more homes than can even be filled, according to current trends. Government is selling off the land under our feet to create economic growth in our...

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Leigh Day: Details of Bioabundance Appeal

On Thursday 29 April, lawyers for Bioabundance will attend  an oral hearing by video link to assert that our case against the South Oxfordshire Local plan is sufficiently strong that it should be heard in the High Court. See the press release issued by Leigh Day

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