Our nature is declining but despite this being well-documented, nature still remains low on the political agenda. Love Nature? Feeling worried? Me too.
Tuesday 9th December – Rally For Nature in London.
The RSPB, Wildlife Trusts, League Against Cruel Sports and Dr Mark Avery – supported by Butterfly Conservation, Ramblers and the Mammal Society – are organising a Rally for Nature at the Church House Conference Centre and the Houses of Parliament.
This is our opportunity to tell our MPs why nature matters to every single one of us. The rally aims to call upon politicians, urging them to include strong commitments to nature in their 2015 manifestos. Specifically we want action to protect and restore wildlife by…
- celebrating and defending existing laws, such as the EU Birds and Habitats Directives, which provide the foundation for nature conservation in this country;
- fully implementing these laws and ending wildlife crime so that threatened species like hen harrier are able to fly free from harm;
- legally underpinning nature’s recovery by establishing a Nature and Wellbeing Act to ensure nature is at the heart of how we live and run our country, as well as establishing long-term targets and powers to help meet them.
We know that nature is not a luxury
We need it for our health, wellbeing, inspiration and economy.
We know that wildlife needs our protection.
Now it is time we let our politicians know too.
The event is free and registration is on a first-come-first basis, so get those paws signing by clicking here (online registration ends on 5th December). Once you are signed up you will then receive further information and advice regarding the event.
Did you know that Winter Wonderland is also now open Hyde Park? Why not make a day of it and go ice-skating, drink some mulled wine or even head to Bar Ice and enjoy the artic environment!
Let’s make 2015 the year that all political parties take nature seriously.