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Celebrities and conservationists worldwide call for G20 ‘international intervention’ as Japan restarts commercial whaling

Published on: 28 June 2019

Celebrities and NGOs worldwide call for G20 ‘international whaling intervention’ as summit host Japan launches new whale killing programme

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Saving the environment is more important to farmers than subsidising food productivity

Published on: 24 June 2019

A major survey of English farmers shows that farmers recognise the need for the environment and animal welfare to be prioritised in future Government policy, and acknowledge the key link between a thriving natural world and successful farming.

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A letter calling on UK Governments to Seas Our Future

Published on: 13 June 2019

With one week until the close of the UK Marine Strategy consultation NGOs from around the UK are calling on UK Governments to #SeasOurFuture

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Expanded Blue Belt welcomed - But Government must champion its protection

Published on: 31 May 2019

Conservation and environment groups welcome the new Marine Conservation Zones but warn they will be little more than 'paper parks' without effective management and well-resourced enforcement

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SOS for sea-life - UK Marine Strategy shows spectacular failure to protect our seas

Published on: 10 May 2019

Conservation and environment groups are highlighting the spectacular failure of UK Governments to deliver on their collective promises to keep our seas healthy and biologically diverse.

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Phase-out single-use plastics by 2025 not 2042

Published on: 22 March 2019

Government urged to stop 4,000 billion more single-use plastic items being thrown away

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MPs push Gove to take action for animals post-Brexit

Published on: 27 February 2019

The #BetterDealForAnimals campaign launches in parliament with backing from Michael Gove, Sue Hayman, Tim Farron and Caroline Lucas as cross-party group of MPs join World Animal Protection and 35 animal welfare groups call on Government to commit to legislation on animal sentience

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British celebs send open letter to PM demanding a better Brexit deal for animals

Published on: 26 February 2019

23 high-profile British celebs including Joanna Lumley, Thandie Newton, Alesha Dixon, Simon Pegg and Matt Lucas send open letter to Theresa May demanding a better Brexit deal for animals

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36 animal welfare organisations warn of public dismay as animals become victims of Brexit

Published on: 19 February 2019

A huge coalition of animal welfare organisations call on Governments in the UK to heed passionate public opinion on protecting animals and a major Parliamentary event with cross-party support to fully recognise animal sentience in UK law post-Brexit.

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New environmental scorecards reveal good news but gaps in water company five-year plans

Published on: 29 January 2019

Blueprint for Water publishes environment assessments of water companies' PR19 business plans.

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