Collecting SEED doesn't damage environment! BBC is lying!

CHRIS HAS FINALLY WORKED OUT WHY HE WAS TARGETED BY THE BBC? IT WAS PART OF A SMOKE-SCREEN, TO HELP COVER-UP THE INDIAN AND NEPALESE GOVERNMENTS IDLENESS & SCANDALOUS CONDUCT TOWARDS THE FLORA, ENVIRONMENT & PEOPLES OF THE HIMALAYA.  WHAT BETTER A TACTIC THAN TO BLAME FOREIGNERS INSTEAD AND 'THEY' HAVE THEIR OWN CORRUPT JOUNALIST "IN THEIR POCKET" WHO WORKS FOR THE BBC, IN AN IDEAL PLACE.... WITH THE WORLD THINKING THE BBC IS 'FAIR AND OBJECTIVE', SO WHAT IS PUBLISHED BY THEM CAN BE TRUSTED. ONE UTTERLY CORRUPT INDIAN 'CON ARTIST', WHO STARTED BY INVENTING A 'PLANT CONSERVATION' CHARITY, THEN SECURED ENDORSEMENT BY A VERY BIG NAME, WHICH HAS BROUGHT IN LARGE SUMS.... HOW DUMB & GULLIBLE THE 'BRITISHERS' ARE... THIS PERSON HAS GOT AWAY (BECAUSE THOSE WORKING FOR INTERNATIONAL BODIES HAVE NO RELEVANT EXPERTISE) WITH E.G. CLAIMING THAT THREE SPECIES OF 'HIMALAYAN' PLANTS WERE HAVING THEIR POPULATIONS PROTECTED BY BEING CULTIVATED IN ONE PLACE - YET TWO OF THE THREE DO NOT GROW IN THE WILD IN THIS AREA!!!!!!!!!  I COULD GO ON AND ON - NOT THAT THE BBC OR THE 'POWERS THAT BE' WILL EVER LISTEN AND AS FOR THIS 'BIG' NAME?  HE MUST BE AWFULLY GULLIBLE (AT THE VERY BEST).  HAPPENS TO BE WELL-KNOWN AT THE BBC.....

NEITHER NAVIN SINGH KHADKA (the so-called journalist who posted no less than 9 lies about Chris in his BBC on-line article), THE BBC AS A WHOLE, INDIAN OFFICIALS, NEPALESE OFFICIALS, THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT, THE NEPALESE GOVERNMENT, INDIAN BOTANISTS AND NEPALESE BOTANISTS ONLY SHED CROCODILE TEARS ABOUT THESE MATTERS.  WHEREAS, CHRIS GENUINELY CARES AND IS SHOWING THEM UP. WHAT ABOUT THE GENUINELY 'RARE AND ENDANGERED PLANTS OF THE HIMALAYA'?  THESE HAVE BEEN ABANDONED TO THEIR FATE.  Does nobody, other than Chrisd, give a damn?  Perhaps this is the explanation.....

CHRIS CHADWELL HAS ALWAYS (HE DREW ATTENTION TO THIS WITHIN THE VERY FIRST ISSUE OF THE NEWSLETTER, AFTER THE 'HIMALAYAN PLANT ASSOCIATION' (HPA) WAS FOUNDED IN 1990) BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT CONSERVATION (RIGHT FROM HIS VERY FIRST EXPEDITION AS TEAM LEADER OF A BOTANICAL SURVEY OF PLANTS FOUND IN THE SURU VALLEY, LADAKH, DURING THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON LADAKH EXPEDITION, 1980) WHEN IT WAS CLEAR TO HIM THAT THE FLORA OF THE HIMALAYA WAS UNDER THREAT AND BOTH THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA AND INDIAN  BOTANISTS WERE NEGLECTING THEIR DUTIES. HE HAS "BENT OVER BACKWARDS" OFFERING TO HELP (AND HELP IS DESPERATELY NEEDED, AS THE STANDARD OF INDIAN BOTANY IS WOEFUL, WITH THE ODD HONOURABLE EXCEPTION) BUT INDIAN BOTANISTS ARE TOO LAZY AND DISINTERESTED (IF CHRIS HAD BEEN APPROACHED AT ANY POINT BY A GENUINE EXPERT, OFFERING TO HELP IMPROVE HIS KNOWLEDGE, FOR FREE, HE WOULD HAVE JUMPED AT THE OPPORTUNITY).  THE DIRECTOR OF THE BOTANICAL SURVEY OF INDIA (IN 1985) DISMISSED CHRIS' SUGGESTION OF COLLABORATING ON AN UP-TO-DATE 'FLORA OF LADAK' - PRONOUNCING THAT THIS WAS FOR 'INDIAN' BOTANISTS ONLY; MORE THAN 30 YEARS LATER, NO SIGN OF PUBLICATION!  WHAT A JOKE....

IN AN ARTICLE ABOUT THE FORMATION OF THE HPA, HE PRONOUNCED, "WE HAVE NO RIGHT TO BE ATTEMPTING TO INTRODUCE A SPECIES INTO OUR GARDENS AS THE EXPENSE OF WILD POPULATIONS", WHICH WAS WRITTEN WITHIN HIS CHADWELL SEED CATALOGUES.CHRIS HAS APPLIED THIS PRINCIPAL SINCE HE BEGAN CHADWELL SEEDS IN 1984 BUT THE VERY MODEST SALE OF SEED HAS ENABLED HIM TO STUDY AND ATTEMPT TO CONSERVE HIMALAYAN FLORA.  AND WHAT HAS BEEN SLOWING HIM DOWN, EVEN BLOCKING HIS EFFORTS - WHY INDIAN BOTANISTS AND SUCCESSIVE INDIAN GOVERNMENTS.  THIS IS SCANDALOUS AND SHOULD BE EXPOSED TO THE WORLD.  ALL THOSE CONCERNED SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES.  WHY, I WONDER, IS THE BBC NOT INVESTIGATING THIS?  WELL, ONE REASON IS SIMPLE, THEY EMPLOY AN INCOMPETENT 'LOCAL' NEPALESE JOURNALIST WITH NO RELEVANT TRAINING OR EXPERTISE TO BE THEIR 'ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENT', SPECIALISING IN THE HIMALAYA - HE IS IN FACT A 'SPIN-DOCTOR'/'APOLOGIST' ON BEHALF OF THE NEPALESE (AND INDIAN) GOVERNMENTS - HE "SUCKS UP TO" AND BLINDLY REPRODUCES THE DOWNRIGHT LIES THE COME UP WITH - SUCH AS "SEED COLLECTING DAMAGES THE ENVIRONMENT" AND DEPRIVES LOCALS OF INCOME....NAVIN SINGH KHADKA'S EXPLANATION FOR EVERYTHING IS THAT 'FOREIGNERS ARE TO BLAME' OR 'GLOBAL WARMING' (WHICH, ACCORDING TO HIM IS ALL DOWN TO 'FOREIGNERS').  SUCH AN APPROACH IS EXTRAORDINARILY DAMAGING TO HIS OWN COUNTRY AND HIS FELLOW NEPALESE - IN FACT IT COSTS LIVES!  I DO NOT MAKE SUCH A SERIOUS CLAIM LIGHTLY.....

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