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Purple Emperor butterfly in danger!

Apatura iris
Photo: Kristian Peters (License Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)

from: DR. DAVID SPOONER,
awarded American Medal of Honor for Natural History;
sponsors the DAVID EUGENE SPOONER AWARD FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCES IN ENTOMOLOGY WITH PHILOSOPHY;
founder of Butterfly Conservation East Scotland

8.10.2010

Dear Prince Charles,
Re. proposed windfarm at Fermyn Woods, Rockingham Forest

I am writing to canvass your support for the campaign to halt the installation of Wind Turbines in Fermyn Woods, Rockingham Forest, Northamptonshire.

Leaving to one side this as a manifestation of the increasing industrialization of Britain`s countryside, this wood is the main stronghold of the extremely rare Purple Emperor butterfly (Apatura iris). Indeed there are no comparable sites north of Northants, and of course it does not appear in Scotland east or west. The turbines will disturb its flight paths and, like all lepidoptera, it is of an exceptionally finicky character flying as it does at tree-top level.

With the news this week from Oxford University that one species of plant, insect or animal becomes extinct every 2 weeks in Britain, the time has surely arrived to call a halt to this depredation. Hopefully you may feel able to lend your voice to another cause against the current of change and activity for its own sake.

Yours sincerely,
Dr. David Spooner


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