Pioneering Action to Protect and Restore Bioabundance in South Oxfordshire

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"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 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, then you may 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).

"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 [around Oxford], a precious thing. When it’s gone it is gone"
Prof Dieter Helm

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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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