Wednesday, 28 November 2007
THE COST OF ARROGANCE
SNH has reluctantly revealed that it squandered £83,000 of public money (excluding staff wages) in its foolhardy attempt to introduce beaver into North Knapdale, Argyll.
By anyone’s standards this is an obscene amount of money to spend on a self-aggrandising ego-trip. Not content with that, they were to supplement it buy a further half a million pounds if granted a licence. There are many conservation projects that could have benefited from an injection of eighty three thousand pounds. One wonders if there should not be tighter controls placed upon the activities of SNH, perhaps a monitoring committee of MSPs, because patently the Minister for the Environment has no control over them.