You can read the report I made about the talk for Green Christian here and more important see the videos of the speakers here:
Dave Bookless ... Daid Nussboaum (WWF) .... Simon Stuart (IUCN)
I left home in good time to walk the 1.5 miles to the station. I saw my first field-fares for the year in a hawthorn tree. I would have missed seeing them if I had been driving.
|I looked back over the railway bridge over the Settle-Carlisle Line. |
The train I would be catching would be coming down here in half an hour.
|At Langcliffe I passed the house from where some |
good friends of mine were literally moving. Langcliffe will miss them.
Shortly after this a passing car - the Bayes from Horton - stopped and
gave me a lift to Setttle (Thank you!) .
|At Settle as the train arrives. |
At Leeds I almost bought a book about using cartoons in presentations. but decided to get it later.
At London I visited Westminster Cathedral (Catholic) for the first time, and looked at all the little chapels within the cathedral. I bought a cup of tea and cake.
Then I walked to Westminster Central Hall (Methodist) "It's closed now said a man at the entrance. People were pouring out - it had been used for an Education Conference that day.
I crossed the road to Westminster Abbey.. in time to go to evening prayer at 5pm. A privelege.
After the prayers I gave two of the priests copies of the "Saving Wildlife and biodiversity" leaflet.
|Outside Westminster Abbey|
|Here are the three speakers - Simon Stuart, David Bookless and David Nussbaum|
|David Bookless gave highlights form his paper "The Bible and Biodiversity" |
You can read the paper here
|Simon Stuart of IUCN.|
He pointed out that of the 11 species of animal mentioned in the end of Job,
7 or them were now extinct in that part of the world.
Brain Cuthbertson told us of the plan to carry out professional / detailed wildlife surveys of all the graveyards in London
|Afterwards I met the A Rocha Director of Conservation,|
|Gulls on the Millennium Bridge, London|
|View of the Shard|
|Under the conifer tree was|
a man feeding the grey squirrels
I had good exercise walking the big distances at the Olympic site, to the swimming pool.
|The Olympic Swimming Pool at Stratford|
|View of display of model buses from the Swimming Pool|
|There was lots of Purple Moor-grass that had been planted in tubs. |
The Swimming Pool is behind.
|I enjoyed travelling on the new tube. (Reflection in window).|
I enjoyed watching all the people on the train-
but you can't really photograph them and then put them on the internet..
|Walking the length of the train at King's Cross platform 1. Lots of exercise!|