Wilder Future

Thursday 28th March 2019

A letter from nature

Creating a country with more wildlife

 

I need your help
My home is under threat and there are fewer places to find food every day. And I’m not alone: thousands of birds, insects and other animals across England are finding it harder and harder to survive. Plants and trees are under pressure too.

We need to convince Welsh Government of the need for a new law – a Sustainable Land Mangement Act - to improve protection for wildlife in Wales. We need to make sure the law not only protects wildlife like me but helps us to recover, we need everyone on board. Assembley Members (AM) will be asked to pass a new law in the near future on land managment and how farming will be supported in Wales after the Uk leave the EU. Althopugh we have some amazing environmental laws in Wales we are still loosing wildlife. So we need a new focus on creating a country with more wildlife because is better for me – and better for you too!

Please arrange a meeting with your AM and help us talk to every AM in Wales this spring.

The campaign for a wilder future starts here....
Critically, we need a Sustainable Land Management Act to give us a Nature Recovery Network.

Wildlife cannot survive for long in isolated pockets, and our wildlife sites are currently too small and disconnected from one another to prevent a disastrous decline in wildlife.

A Nature Recovery Network secured in law would map important places for wildlife, allowing us to create more space for nature and re-connect broken and isolated habitats together, providing vital links or 'wildlife corridors' for species such as hedgehogs and otters to survive and thrive.

If Wales committed to mapping nature's recovery, alongside setting ambitious legal targets to increase the abundance of our wildlife, it would be world-leading, which would help us all be more connected to nature, healthier and happier.

How would a Sustainable Land Mangement Act help wildlife in Wales?

  • Improve people’s access to nature, especially in towns and cities
  • Create new wild areas and wildlife corridors across the county
  • Keep our existing wildlife sites safe from harm
  • Protect our best wildlife habitats under the sea
  • Stop our soils washing away into rivers and the sea
  • Improve air quality, especially in towns and cities
  • Stop pollution entering our rivers and streams 
  • Reduce emissions that are contributing to climate change
  • Protect people’s rights to a healthy natural environment
  • Avoid the loss of environmental protection laws after Brexit.

Find out more

What is a Nature Recovery Network?
Write to your AM 
 

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