To the nature-lover (and who at heart isn’t), the thought of sanctuaries to preserve the biota of our rivers “strikes deep to the heart on the river’s bank when the kingfisher suddenly flares across the water” or when a sunset flight of hornbills crosses the stream from the shaded side of the rainforest to the gleaming jungle on the other. In the present tussle between defenders of the environment and protagonists of hell-for-leather industrialisation, both sides agree that our