‘Rich soup of life’ in Gwent wetlands at risk from motorway
Campaigners fear the loss of rare biodiversity if a £1bn bypass is approved by the Welsh assembly
The Gwent Levels is a low-lying patchwork of wetlands, divided by drainage ditches first dug by the Romans, that is so full of life that conservationists compare its diversity to the Amazon rainforest.
But this quiet corner of south-east Wales may soon disappear under concrete if the Labour-led Welsh government gives the go-ahead for a new 14-mile stretch of motorway to be carved through the ancient levels.
I like the wildlife, the butterflies, the insects. I don’t think they need a new motorway blasting through
Source: Guardian Transport