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Rebel Radio Special - Urban wild spaces: Wormwood Scrubs and Warren Farm (02/04/2021)

Rebel Radio Special - Urban wild spaces: Wormwood Scrubs and Warren Farm (02/04/2021)

Playing tracks by

Joni Mitchell, Hannah White and Jeremy Loops.

Marijn speaks to two incredible women who are part of their communities' struggles to protect their local natural wild spaces. Emma Ransom is with Friends of the Scrubs, a group actively trying to protect Wormwood Scrubs, and Samantha O'Connor from Hanwell Nature who has successfully stopped development on Warren Farm (both site in west London). Both spaces are wildlife havens for species such as bats, lizards, little owls, barn owls, skylarks and a huge variety of grasses, scrubs, trees and more.

They explain why we need wild urban green spaces, not only manicured, currated parks. They explain the vital connection between protecting our biodiversity and the proper ecological management of these kinds of spaces. And both talk about the struggles of their communities to protect these spaces from development by HS2, property developers, greedy councils, football clubs and more.

Friends of Wormwood Scrubs www.friendsofthescrubs.uk
Hanwell Nature (Warren Farm) www.hanwellnature.com

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