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

Rivers of Poo

The privatised water industry is dumping raw sewage into them, and the Environment Agency has not the resources to police these illegal actions. The House of Lords asked for an amendment to the Environment Bill to stop this practice, but Conservatives in Parliament turned it down. The Thames at Wallingford,...

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Insane housing numbers!

Even more housing is dictated for Oxfordshire in its draft plan to 2050. We and others are joined calling for peer review of the insane housing numbers. https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/19675254.calls-review-huge-county-development/?ref=ebln

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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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