Corn bunting, photo by David Tipling

Campaign needs your voice for nature

Friday 26 October, 2018

The Wildlife Trusts are asking supporters to meet with their local MP to discuss how the Government can help put nature into recovery, ahead of an Environment Bill.

The 46 Wildlife Trusts across the UK, including Norfolk Wildlife Trust, are calling for a Bill that sets ambitious targets for nature’s recovery and a healthy environment; creates a nature recovery network of joined-up habitats across the landscape; and establishes an independent Nature Watchdog to hold the UK Government to account and public bodies to account.

We are asking the people of Norfolk to give a voice to our threatened wildlife. By arranging a meeting with their local MP, people can discuss why the local environment of Norfolk is so important to them and how new laws can help restore our struggling natural environment and create a greener future.

Wilder Future. Wilder Norfolk.

Head of People and Wildlife at Norfolk Wildlife Trust, David North said: “We believe a healthy natural environment is fundamentally important for us all and we all deserve to live in a natural world full of wildlife. But nature has been in trouble for a long time and needs help. The Government’s announcement of the first Westminster Environment Act in over 20 years is a once in a generation opportunity to set us on the path to restoring nature and to build a much healthier environment for future generations.”
CEO of Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Pamela Abbott said: “The Wildlife Trusts are part of the wider movement, GREENER UK and have convinced Westminster Government of the need for a new law – an Environment Act - to improve protection for our country’s wildlife. But not all politicians are convinced and to make sure the law not only protects wildlife but helps it to recover, we need everyone on board. MPs will be voting on this soon and we need them to support a strong Environment Act, so that our vision for a natural world rich in wildlife is realised. A nation with more wildlife is better for everyone, for wildlife and for people.”

Please visit the Wilder Future. Wilder Norfolk. page, which leads to an e-action where entering a postcode will select the local MP and populate an email to them, asking for a discussion. There are downloadable resources such as posters to take a photograph with the MP, plus advice on meeting with your MP.
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