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Legendary naturalist David Attenborough ‘understands concerns’ over lake lighting | The mail


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Legendary British broadcaster and environmentalist David Attenborough lent his support to opponents of the lake lighting, in a handwritten letter delivered to one of the main organisers. Peter Kervarec wrote to Mr Attenborough in early December setting out his concerns about the environmental impact of the proposed 220 lights on the wildlife of the lake. Several reports of the alleged impact of the 5.5m high lights on bird, insect and mammal activity have been received, with the results described as “inconclusive”. RELATED: Lake Wendouree Lighting Project: Tender to be Awarded to Bendigo Company Mr Attenborough’s Letter Acknowledges Lighting Opponents’ Concerns, While Apologizing for Nothing Can Be Done help from his home in Richmond, Surrey. The 95-year-old veteran biologist, author, activist and BBC presenter suggested opponents take their case to the Australian Wildlife Conservancy, the largest private owner and manager of conservation land in the country. “They may be able to advise on what could and should be done,” Mr Attenborough wrote. “I can very well understand your concern about Lake Wendouree.” Mr Kervarec said the letter, which arrived on Tuesday this week, galvanized opponents of the lighting plan, which has been approved by the City of Ballarat. About 100 people gathered to protest the planned installation of the lights funded by the state government last week. The council said in its own briefing material ‘there is no clear scientific evidence to support the pro/or/con argument’ regarding the installation of lights. See the letter here. If you see this message, you are a loyal digital subscriber to The Courier, as we have made this story available only to subscribers. Thank you so much for your support and for allowing us to continue to tell Ballarat’s story. We appreciate your support for journalism in our great city.