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State of Nature Campaign

Putting nature's recovery into law before it's too late.

Thank you!

The Environment Act finally became law on 10 November 2021. While far from perfect this new law does include a major win for wildlife - it makes us the first country in the world with a legally binding target to end nature's decline by 2030.

A MASSIVE THANKS to the 208,000 people who signed our petition and supported our State of Nature campaign, enabling us to persuade the government to put this key protection in law. We hugely appreciate your support in making this happen.

This legally binding target guarantees action from Government to protect our most at risk wildlife including our struggling wetlands, ocean, wildflowers, and woodlands and declining species like our hedgehogs, watervoles, dormice, bees and butterflies.

The fight's not over for nature. We need radical action from across Government to turn this target into reality. We need an extra £1.2billion+ every year from the Treasury to restore key wildlife, much more resources to help watchdog's like the Environment Agency to better protect nature, and stronger protection from damage for our protected nature sites.

But this legal commitment to restore nature is a landmark step forward that wouldn't have happened without your support. Together we will win the fight for nature's recovery.

Sincere thanks from all at Wildlife and Countryside Link and from the more than 70 other organisations who backed the State of Nature campaign. 

From left to right: Lord Randall of Uxbridge, Baroness Maggie Jones, Lord John Krebs, Richard Benwell, Beccy Speight, Baroness Kate Parminter, Darren Moorcroft, George Eustice MP, Craig Bennett.

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Membership of Wildlife and Countryside Link is open to national and international voluntary or other non-profit organisations based in England. Member organisations must be able to demonstrate an interest in furthering the work of Link, and their aims must include the protection of wildlife, landscape and the quiet enjoyment and appreciation of the countryside. Individual members of the public are not eligible to join Link, but may be interested in joining one of Link's member organisations.