This week I attended a meeting with the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust: http://www.lincstrust.org.uk for the Grimsby and Cleethorpes group. An amazing woman gave a talk about wildlife conservation.
In January 2013 127 sites for marine conservation were identified around the coastline of the United Kingdom and put forward to the government to become areas of Marine Conservation. Only 31 have been put forward for designation this year!!! And although they have been put forward it doesn’t guarentee that they will become conservation areas!! There is now another public consultation running until the end of March 2013 the results of which could change everything again.
Can you please assist me by having your say and writing a personal response to the UK government?
Tell them why you enjoy the marine environment and why you think marine protected areas are important.
Show support to the designation of the first 31 zones, stressing that once designated protected areas need to be managed well to protect wildlife.
This is a step forward but the designation of a network of 127 marine conservation zones is important for recovery of our marine environment. Delays will result in continued damage occuring to our seabed. A clear timetable needs to be set for the designation of the remaining sites. The investment already made shouldn’t be wasted.
Responses can either be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org or
c/o Post Room, Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JR
Or visit the Wildlife Trusts website: www.wildlifetrusts.org to fill in a form that goes straight to Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (defra)
It would be useful if you could also copy your letter to your MP
If we all could do something to help the environment then there may be hope for future generations to enjoy the wealth of natural habitat that we get to enjoy today. All I am asking is a letter today. It will probably take half an hour of your time if you chose to email instead of post one and costs nothing to do.
I really appreciate your help with regards to this matter – I know it is digressing from herbal medicine – I promise I will get back onto natural health next week (although out environemnt has an impact on our health and wellbeing) LOL.