Urban view 'rules green debate'

People living in towns and cities are dominating the environmental debate and overlook the opinion of rural dwellers, a leading botanist has said.

Sir Peter Crane, director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, London, said the urban view of the natural world was often at odds with the issues facing people living in rural areas.

Sir Peter made his comments in a speech to delegates at the International Media and Environment Summit (Imes) in Kuching, Malaysia.

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