Backyard and biosphere: the spatial distribution of support for English and Welsh environmental organisations

Cowell, Richard and Jehlicka, Petr (1995). Backyard and biosphere: the spatial distribution of support for English and Welsh environmental organisations. Area, 27(2) pp. 110–117.

URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20003527

Abstract

This paper maps the distribution of membership for three major environmental groups: amenity societies affiliated to the Civic Trust; Friends of the Earth and the RSNC Wildlife Trusts Partnership. The resulting patterns reveal sharp regional differences in group membership, providing qualified support for the frequently-made assertion that, in the UK, concern for environmental issues is felt predominantly in southern England. Also highlighted are very low membership densities in the former industrial heartland and ex-metropolitan counties. We conclude with some comments of the significance of the data and possible avenues for further research.

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