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Biodiversity threatened by airport expansion

15th January, 2007

As well as noise, climate change and air pollution impacts, loss of ‘biodiversity’ is also threated by airport expansion.

Impacts on biodiversity (wildlife and habitats) have tended to get little publicity compared with noise, climate change and air pollution. But direct impacts from airports and their associated roads and development are becoming increasingly recognised. And the impacts of climate, fuelled by unconstrained growth of aviation, add a whole new dimension to the issue. Articles in the ‘Biodiversity’ category include:

  • Biofuels No Answer to Aviation Emissions
  • Oldest bird reserve threatened by airport expansion plan
  • Extinction is ok – says Lydd manager
  • Ancient forest threatened by airport expansion bid

A useful site is the Woodlands Trust (aviation section).