Join well-known charities and celebrities in backing 5 landmark asks of political parties to put nature into recovery by 2030.
Nature 2030 campaign supporters:
The Nature 2030 campaign is supported by Steve Backshall, Chris Packham, Megan McCubbin and Mya-Rose Craig alongside 90+ nature organisations who are jointly backing these calls to political parties
Backing Nature 2030, naturalist and explorer Steve Backshall, says: “Everywhere I’ve travelled nature is on a knife edge. From the river at the bottom of my garden, to the bottom of the ocean, to the furthest reaches of the Amazon, I don’t know how much longer we have to save threatened wildlife and restore nature.
“Two years ago, I was pleased to welcome the Government’s legal target to stop wildlife losses here in England, but since then I’ve seen nothing like the scale of action needed to make it happen, just more political point-scoring. That’s why I’m backing the Nature 2030 campaign, and its five demands to turn things around. Nature isn’t a ‘nice thing to have’, it’s a necessity, and it’s time that all political parties stepped forward to deliver better for nature.”
Mya-Rose Craig, AKA Birdgirl, says: “Environmental justice and social justice go hand-in-hand. After decades of failed promises for nature, it’s often the poorest and most marginalised communities who will face the worst effects of the climate and ecological crisis. We have to take action for nature if we want to take action for people. That’s why I’m supporting the Nature 2030 campaign for action to halt the decline of nature now, with its proposals for an Environmental Rights Bill and a new Nature Recovery Obligation to make big businesses who pollute pay to restore our environment. Vague green promises won’t cut it in this General Election.”
Organisations supporting the Nature 2030 campaign include:
A Rocha UK, Activity Alliance, Action for Elephants UK, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust, Badger Trust, Bat Conservation Trust, Beaver Trust, BIAZA, Born Free Foundation, British Canoeing, British Ecological Society, British Mountaineering Council, Bristol Tree Forum, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Butterfly Conservation, Campaign for National Parks, Campaign to Protect Rural England, ChemTrust, Chester Zoo, CIEEM, CIWEM, ClientEarth, Columban Missionaries Britain, Compassion in World Farming, Dartmoor Preservation Trust, EarthTrust, EarthWatch, EDGE, Environmental Investigation Agency, Fields in Trust, Fllodplain Meadows Partnership, Four Paws, Friends of the Earth, Freshwater Habitats Trust, Froglife, Global March For Elephants and Rhinos, Green Christian, Greenpeace, Groundwork UK, Hare Preservation Society, Humane Society International (UK), Intelligent Health, International Fund for Animal Welfare, John Muir Trust, Keep Britain Tidy, League Against Cruel Sports, Mammal Society, Marine Conservation Society, National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces, National Trust, Nature Premium, Nature Friendly Farming Network, Naturewatch Foundation, New Economic Forum, Oceana, Open Spaces Society, People's Trust for Endangered Species, Pesticide Action Network UK, Plantlife, Ramblers Association, Rewilding Britain, River Action UK, River Restoration Centre, Royal Society of Biology, RSPB, RSPCA, Scotland: the Big Picture, Sheepdrove, Sheffield Environmental Movement, Soil Association, SOS-UK, South Asians for Sustainability, Surfers Against Sewage, Sustain, Town and Country Planning Association, The Conservation Volunteers, The Land Trust, The Mammal Society, The Orchard Project, The Pesticide Collaboration, The Rivers Trust, The Wildlife Trusts, The Woodland Trust, The Woodmeadow Trust, Trees & Design Action Group, UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, UK Youth For Nature, Unchecked.uk, Waterwise, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Wild Justice, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Wildland Research Institute, Wildlife & Countryside Link, WWF, Young Peoples Trust for the Environment, Zero Hour, Zoological Society of London
A selection of photos of supporters taken at the launch of Nature 2030 on 18.07.23 can be found here.
The speech delivered at the launch by Hilary McGrady, Director General of the National Trust, can be found here.
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