Did you know that on the 30th June 2021 the Welsh parliament declared a nature emergency and called for statutory targets to be set designed to halt and reverse the decline in biodiversity?
The Senedd is one of the first parliaments in the world to declare such an emergency. The Scottish parliament failed to do so last year when a similar motion was tabled in Holyrood.
The State of Nature Report 2019 found that one in 13% of species in England, and 8% in Wales are threatened with extinction. In Great Britain 15% of all species are threatened and we have already lost around 2%.
Climate change is driving nature’s decline, and the loss of wildlife and wild places leaves us ill-equipped to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to change. One cannot be solved without the other.
The Wildlife Trusts are calling for at least 30% of our land and sea to be connected and protected for nature’s recovery by 2030.
Making more space for nature to become abundant once again will give our struggling wildlife the chance to recover, while also restoring some of our beautiful wild places – places that store carbon and help to tackle the climate crisis.
The 30% target is only the bare minimum that nature needs in order to start recovering, but we are far short of this right now, and need your help to turn things around.
Cheshire West is but a stone throw away from North Wales, and England must follow Wales’s lead. We are supporting Cheshire Wildlife Trusts campaign who are working with other trusts in England to press Councillors for action and declare a Nature Emergency as well as a Climate one.
If you want to help the natural world around us then sign the petition HERE.