Where have Britain's moths gone?

Paul Cherubini monarch at saber.net
Tue Feb 21 09:32:16 EST 2006

> The precise reasons for decline remain to be determined,
> though habitat loss and climate change are highly implicated.

In the USA, habitat loss and climate change has been
aggravated by the public's lust for bigger and bigger
homes and cars. It appears the same is true in Britain:


"A lot of people will tell you that all British cars are small! Well this 
is not true. There are a lot of small cars here, maybe more so than in 
the U.S., but they do have the full range. 

SUV's are very popular here (but not called SUV, just '4x4,' 4-wheel 
drive) and come from all brands including the Germans and Japanese. 
Those People carriers are popular too..." 

It also appears the British conservation societies, like the
American conservation societies, have received more grants and
donations over the past 30 years than all previous years combined, 
yet neither did anything over those 30 years to reverse
the public's lust for bigger and bigger homes and cars.  

Paul Cherubini


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