In Spring 2011, the Government will publish a Natural Environment White Paper - a report which will set out the recovery plans for the UK’s wildlife and fragmented habitats. They want to hear your views on how nature in the UK should be protected and enhanced – for us all to enjoy.
The Government's online survey only takes a couple of minutes to complete. Please complete the survey and play your part in nature's recovery. For a link to the survey and more information about why the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust believe the White Paper is important, go to www.playyourpart4nature.org.uk
Paul Learoyd, Chief Executive, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust said: "With your support we could have a strong White Paper that helps us all make our countryside, coastlines and towns richer in wildlife."
Current nature conservation policy focuses on protected sites (eg Sites of Special Scientific Interest). The recently published Government report, Making Space for Nature, recognized that wildlife can’t survive on these small, isolated sites alone. The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust has the vision to work on a landscape scale and is already working with partners and communities on a number of Living Landscape schemes such as the fenland restoration at Willow Tree Fen and the survey and management of wildflower-rich roadside verges through the Life on the Verge project. The time is now for the Government to feel the weight of public support for more action.
Paul continued: "Everyone has a fundamental right to a healthy natural environment. We know many people within Lincolnshire beyond our 25,000 members have a passion for wildlife and so we want to encourage them to have their say. This is an opportunity to make a real difference and help lay solid foundations for the future."