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David Bellamy

He says "Winston Churchill once said that we in England have a countryside worth dying for. And I'd be damn well wiling to do just that, to stop the turbines."

Who? Bog man. A TV botanist, he became the freelance wild man of environmentalism, touring the world promoting green causes great and small for 40 years.

Why he's important Belamy's greatest love is bogs and the plants that grow in them. But he will go anywhere to protect wildlife habitats, using his skills as a media performer to gain attention. He went to jail after sitting down in front of bulldozers to stop a dam in Tasmania that would have flooded virgin forest. But he won. He has defended mangroves in Burma and Malaysia and coral reefs in the Indian Ocean, and campaigned for organic crops in Africa. Currently, and controversially, he is opposing wind turbines being built on his beloved bogs.

He says "Winston Churchill once said that we in England have a countryside worth dying for. And I'd be damn well wiling to do just that, to stop the turbines."
Who? Bog man. A TV botanist, he became the freelance wild man of environmentalism, touring the world promoting green causes great and small for 40 years.

Why he's important Belamy's greatest love is bogs and the plants that grow in them. But he will go anywhere to protect wildlife habitats, using his skills as a media performer to gain attention. He went to jail after sitting down in front of bulldozers to stop a dam in Tasmania that would have flooded virgin forest. But he won. He has defended mangroves in Burma and Malaysia and coral reefs in the Indian Ocean, and campaigned for organic crops in Africa. Currently, and controversially, he is opposing wind turbines being built on his beloved bogs.

He says "Winston Churchill once said that we in England have a countryside worth dying for. And I'd be damn well wiling to do just that, to stop the turbines."

Source: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stor...

FEB 16 2006
https://www.windaction.org/posts/1320-david-bellamy
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