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David Tipling / 2020 Vision

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.

The Wildlife Trusts and friends 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 like me but helps us to recover, we need everyone on board. MPs will be voting on this soon, so we need them to support a strong Environment Act, because a country with more wildlife is better for me – and better for you too!

I don’t have an MP – but you do.

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Britain stands on the brink of its biggest ever shake-up of environmental rules and we are calling for a Wilder Future. Wilder Tees Valley. Now is the moment! Working together, and being a voice for wildlife, we can change the natural world for the better.

By talking to you’re MP you can help them to understand the part they have to play in stopping the loss of wildlife and bringing about more nature in people’s lives.

The campaign for a wilder future starts here….

Critically, we need the Environment Act to give us:

Nature Targets: legal targets for nature’s recovery that politicians must ultimately achieve and regularly report on progress towards e.g. safer air to breathe in our cities

A Nature Recovery Network: a joined-up network of habitats that provide enough space for wildlife to recover and for people to thrive.

Nature Watchdog: an independent body to help people challenge bad decisions made by Government and councils, which have a negative impact on wildlife and our natural environment.

How would an Environment Act help wildlife in Tees Valley?

  1. Improve local people’s access to nature, especially in  our towns and cities
  2. Create new wild areas and wildlife corridors across the county
  3. Keep our existing wildlife sites safe from harm
  4. Protect our best wildlife habitats under the sea
  5. Stop our soils washing away into rivers and the sea  
  6. Improve air quality, especially in towns and cities
  7. Stop poisoning our rivers and streams with chemicals
  8. Reduce emissions that are contributing to climate change
  9. Protect people’s rights to a healthy natural environment
  10. Avoid the loss of environmental protection laws after Brexit.

Find out more:

Why is an Environment Act needed in England?

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