This video is about Kew Gardens in London, England.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Campaign and petitions launched to save botanical garden jobs
Saturday 19th April 2014
London’s Kew and Wakehurst Place in Sussex are threatened by government cuts
A national campaign has been launched to save vital conservation and scientific work at two botanical gardens where 120 jobs are under threat.
General union GMB said on Thursday that jobs are under threat at Kew in London and Wakehurst Place in Sussex due to government cuts.
Kew Gardens is a world leader in its field with over 250 years experience, but has announced a £5 million deficit.
The campaign includes a petition and early day motion in Parliament.
Naturalist Sir David Attenborough is backing the campaign.
GMB regional officer Paul Grafton said “The aim is to save globally important conservation and science under threat.
“Never before has Kew faced such a significant threat to its future. It now needs public support to ensure its globally-important plant and fungal collections can continue to be used to support plant and fungal science and conservation around the world.”
The petition can be found here.
This video is called WAKEHURST PLACE, MANSION & GARDENS, WEST SUSSEX, UK.
Reblogged this on Political Pip Spit or Swallow its up to You.
Will reblog this
I was trained at Edinburgh botanic garden which was my great good fortune.
The research and conservation that there gardens carry out could not be achieved any where else.
There potential job losses show the lack of commitment this government has to the much needed conservation needs of our planet.
Indeed. Remember David Cameron promising that his administration would be ‘the greenest government ever’?
Yeah even more political lies.
Thanks for liking my article about Wakehurst Place and my blog and thanks for visiting me there. I hope you keep me updated about your blog and posts. Thanks again,
My pleasure 🙂 Welcome at my blog 🙂
Thanks, I am looking forward to reading more. 🙂
Reblogged this on Petchary's Blog and commented:
Kew Gardens was a place of beauty and delight to me when I was growing up not far away in the London suburbs. The father of a schoolfriend was a keeper in the gardens and lived there. I remember wonderful summer evenings playing in the gardens after they closed to the public.But Kew Gardens is not just a beautiful place. It has always been a major international center of scientific research and is of even greater significance, with climate change increasing the need to conserve so many endangered plant species. Whether you are in England or not, please support the campaign to save Kew Gardens and Wakehurst Place from government cuts.
Thanks for the reblog and your words, petchary! Kew Gardens is important foe science all over the world. It also attracts birds and other animals. And there are two fine art galleries.
Pingback: Kew Gardens still threatened by British government | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: London’s Kew Gardens threatened by government | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Save London’s Kew Gardens from David Cameron | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Kew gardens in London, video | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: USA: periodic cicadas to emerge after 17 years underground | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Canadian squirrel steals camera and films | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Gannets share food, new study | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Women poster designers for London Underground, exhibition | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Save cactus plants from extinction | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: Stop BP polluters’ Shakespeare-washing | Dear Kitty. Some blog
Pingback: English Farne Islands, ninety years of conservation | Dear Kitty. Some blog