Information;Subject of the week;Environment

26th June 1998 at 01:00
* People on foot, bike or horseback should be able to get to work or school without choking on exhaust fumes, the Countryside Commission believes. It is challenging local authorities to set up a Greenways network - car-free, largely off-road routes - for every town and city. The commission is also pressing central Government to re-direct finance to walking and cycling and is encouraging businesses to support local networks. Tel: 01242 521381. Fax: 01242 584270 to share ideas and information, or visit the Web site: www.countryside.gov.uk

* Wild mammals are increasingly turning up in domestic gardens, thanks to the destruction of natural habitats. To gather information about them, The Garden Mammal Survey, set up by the People's Trust for Endangered Species and the Mammal Society, is sending out a questionnaire in August, backed up by a pack covering habits, food requirements and lifestyles of mammals in gardens. . Details: James Hargreave, tel: 0171 622 2232; e-mail: Mammal_Survey@compuserve.com

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