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CPRE Welcomes 'Wilder'

Monday, 08 April 2019 07:58

Siccarage Wood - a GWT nature reserve Siccarage Wood - a GWT nature reserve Richard Lloyd

8 April 2019

CPRE welcomes ‘Wilder’, the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trusts’ Manifesto for our county.

We are fortunate to live in a part of the country which is still comparatively rich in wildlife, but everywhere Gloucestershire’s wildlife is declining, as it is right across England.

As the introduction to the Manifesto notes “In Gloucestershire, we have lost 70% of our traditional orchards and only small fragments of our wildflower-rich meadows remain. The common is becoming scarce, the scarce rare and the rare is disappearing altogether. Somehow, we have grown to accept that nature’s ongoing decline is normal. It’s not only wildlife that is in trouble; loss of wildlife and climate change is a huge threat to our economy and way of life.”

The Manifesto is a call for action.  The foundations are: a strong new Environment Act; a bigger and better network of wild places; local leaders committed to nature’s recovery; and people everywhere taking action for wildlife.

CPRE shares these concerns and the ambitions for our County and we will play our part.

You can download the manifesto from the link below

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