[Leps-l] Please help Critically endangered invertebrate

Neil Jones neil at aurinia.co.uk
Sat Jan 17 12:15:54 EST 2015

Hello everybody,

Please pass this on to your friends and colleagues. I am aware that this 
is slightly off topic for the list but it is a matter of international 
concern and we need your help urgently.

This is about a critically endangered animal. It is found in the UK and 
as far as we know it is found in just two places on earth, both in 
Plymouth , UK. It isn't a Tiger, or  a Panda, or a Condor. It is 
something much rarer than those.
It is a tiny spider that is being threatened by a proposed housing 
development in a quarry in Plymouth UK.

It is going to a planning inspector in just a few days time.
The link below provides extra information and tells you what you can do 
to help.

The American naturalist William Beebe had something relevant to say 
about this situation.
"The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its 
first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again 
inspire the composer; but when the last individual of a race of living 
beings breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass 
before such a one can be again."


It really doesn't matter where in the world you are. Indeed responses 
from people outside the UK will only emphasise the importance of the case.
Remember, extinction is forever!

Neil Jones
neil at aurinia.co.uk

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