The RSPB together with the 47 Wildlife Trusts have produced a document that is an initial discussion of the proposal that as we depend upon the natural world, this should be recognised in law.
The Nature and Welfare Act is being proposed with the invitation to all parties to include it in their manifestos.
“A high-quality natural environment and greater engagement with wildlife-rich green spaces can make a significant and effective contribution to all of these issues. It is clear that nature can be part of the solution to many of the challenges our society faces.”
As someone who already ‘votes for nature’, I welcome this attempt to get politicians to recognise the importance of the natural environment for our health and well being even if they appear to have no concern for wildlife.
“A thriving natural environment is part of the solution to our most pressing social, economic and environmental problems.”
The report can be viewed online at: http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/sites/default/files/nature_and_wellbeing_act_final.pdf
Or downloaded from our website at: https://app.box.com/s/j9pfgkszdeadixjhb23i