Public urged to defend nature as new policies threaten nature, climate and food security - The Wildlife Trusts

The Wildlife Trusts are asking their members, supporters and the wider public to defend nature by contacting MPs and local councillors – both online and in person – to voice concerns over new Government proposals.

The Wildlife Trusts, alongside other nature charities, are extremely worried about announcements made by the Government that pose serious threats to nature, climate and food security.

Red Squirrel Scotland ©jonhawkins SurreyHillsPhotography
Red Squirrel Scotland ©jonhawkins SurreyHillsPhotography

Over the last few days, the Government has:

The proposals have caused outrage among green charities, politicians of all political persuasion, farmers, campaigners, and members of the public – many of whom feel anxious that the Government is not tackling the nature and climate crises with the urgency required.

A recent poll by the Climate Coalition – a group of leading environmental organisations and campaigners – found that only 23% of people felt the Government is doing enough to tackle the climate crisis. Polling carried out by Unchecked found that strong regulation is supported by voters – irrespective of which way they voted in the EU referendum.

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Posted On: 28/09/2022

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