A conversation with Matt Shardlow, CEO of Buglife the invertebrate conservation trust and – as ‘The Independent’ put it – “the environmentalist with the most conspicuous rising reputation in Britain”. In this podcast we are discussing neonicotinoids, an incredibly toxic group of chemicals that appear to be having a massive impact on invertebrates. Matt explains what neonicotinoids are, the serious impacts they’re having, and why Buglife is threatening legal action against the government saying that their use should be halted under the EU law of ‘Precautionary Principle’.
Disclaimer: This podcast has been produced by Talking Naturally to support conservation. No fees were charged or accepted by myself or Talking Naturally for making this podcast.
- The environmentalist: Matt Shardlow (from The Independent): http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/the-environmentalist-matt-shardlow-1208947.html
- Please sign Letter To MP – Environmental Audit Committee, Insects And Insecticides on Buzz about Bees.net
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