Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Birdies or Birdies?

The RSPB have suggested that the UK's 2600 golf courses (with a total area of 140,000 hectares) have great potential as wild life refuges (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/nov/02/rspb-bird-golf-course). Although some courses take a great deal of water (this tends to be more of a problem in hotter countries such as Spain) or use excessive amounts of insecticides and herbicides, many or good for birds, lizards and butterflies (especially in the so-called 'rough' areas and water bodies that golfers hope to avoid). a number of golf courses (e.g. the V&A) now very successfully include wild life in their management plans.

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