The United Nations proclaimed last Sunday, May 22nd 2010  The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB).

I didn’t know in advance, but I did hear it on the news over the weekend. What about you: did you notice? On that day, a friend sent me a document written by The Wildlife Trusts in 2006 containing guidance for parish councils on how to fulfill the requirements of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities (NERC) Act 2006 regarding biodiversity: our parish council chair had never heard of the NERC Act and knew of nothing contained within their plan.