|Thank you, Ulla, for your well considered thoughts and inputs.
What you are describing from Sweden is exactly the issue, a deeply saddening process, with similar things going on in other parts of Europe as well. There is no other way out of that than keeping the issue in discussion, fighting the spreading of settlements by supporting the policy of a much stricter handling of measures of conservation of nature, and refusing to give in to the agroindustrial complex that is still supported by our own mostly unreflected habits of comsuming.
My optimism comes from noticing a surprisingly large and still increasing number of young people - the more intelligent ones as a vanguard of course - getting much more concert about what they eat ad where it comes from, turning away from mass produced meat, even refusing to consume meat at all.
My optimism also has been nourished by seeing a clearly noticeable reduction of bringing out pesticides in all those garden areas in the suburbs of Vienna, a policy of forest management that discourages monocultural planting of trees in favour of a much wider spectre of deciduous trees, the deliberate decision to leave dead wood in the forests - and the consequent returnal of once threatened species such as Nymphalis polychloros and both kinds of Swallowtails in the open areas, the Stag Beetle becoming quite a common sight in suburbial Vienna during the last few decades again, even the Rosalia longicorn to be found close to the metropolitan area with just a little bit of good luck. A very fragile process of improvement that unfortunately still cannot be observed in many rural areas, a process of turning to the better that has to be contantly encouraged and nourished, of course.
Let's keep on. With all my best wishes to you.