Andrew’s dissertation thesis on land use conflict in the Moss Valley, on the south east side of Sheffield, was used as evidence in a Public Enquiry, helping save a rich landscape of heritage and wildlife from being bulldozed and burried under tarmac.
Today, there are information signs in the Moss Valley which use some of Andrew’s phrases written in his dissertation thesis, still seen as the definitive academic work on The Moss Valley.
During this extensive study, Andrew Haglington developed the concept of land use evaluation techniques, assigning asethetic value to a grid of squares super-imposed over a geographic area. These techniques can now used to evaluate landscape so as to decide if it is high grade and warrants protection or if it is low grade and is available for development.
Since graduation, Andrew has continued his work in Environmental Studies, becoming recognised as a leading authority on environmental issues and via his media network, has leant his support to many good causes, alerting the world to threats to habitat, ecology, and landscapes around the world.
Of particular interest has been the protection of coral reefs and the re-building of damaged coral reefs. Andrew Haglington is in contact with coral reef and marine conservation projects all around the planet and has visited many of the world’s coral reefs, including the Red Sea, Caribbean, the Far East, and Australia.
On a voluntary basis for Tavistock Primary School in Devon, Andrew Haglington has given talks in class, taken groups of pupils on environmental walks, and organised the building of a wildlife pond for the school.
Andrew Haglington has organised organised events to raise money for tiger conservation, supported the efforts of the Reef Relief charity via Key West in Florida, and alerted the authorities in Egypt for the need to protect the coral reefs of the Red Sea.