Environmental Vandalism


Sometimes I see things that really make me incensed. A little while ago I wrote about a Sand Martin nesting site on the way in to Glenbuck bothy. https://johndburns.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/commuting-to-solitude A few days ago I re-visited the area only to find the site has been almost completely destroyed by the contractors building Aberchalder wind farm.

Sand Martin Burrows

Sand Martin Burrows Only one corner remains now.

The worst of it is that the nesting site wasn’t in their way and it looks to have been accidentally demolished by vehicles turning carelessly. I think that’s unacceptable. Wind farms make a big enough impact on our environment as it is; surely they have a duty take more care of fragile habitats.

I should have taken a photo of what’s left of the nesting site but, to be honest, I couldn’t bring myself to take one, I was so saddened by it. As I walked away I despaired of the wanton destruction and I decided to try and do something about it. I doubt if what’s done can be undone but I’m determined to give it a go.

So far I’ve contacted the company I think are responsible, SNH and the RSPB. No one has got back to me yet. If anyone can help please do, we shouldn’t let companies like this trample over our wildlife.

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