The RSPB is organising a lobby of MPs ahead of the General Election due next May, to try and persuade politicians to take nature seriously. In particular the opportunity will be taken to press the case for the ‘Nature and Wellbeing Act’ that is supported by a number of leading conservation organisations. http://www.rspb.org.uk/news/details.aspx?id=384592
Do sign up to go and see your MP about this:
Bexleyheath and Crayford – David Evennett (Conservative)
Erith and Thamesmead – Teresa Pearce (Labour)
Old Bexley and Sidcup – James Brokenshire (Conservative)
Are you worried about the decline in our wildlife?
We do love nature and we are worried, that is why we are holding a Rally for Nature in London on Tuesday 9 December and we would love you to join us.
Sadly, despite the well-documented decline in our nature, and cases of wildlife crime occurring right across the UK, nature remains low on the political agenda, even with an election just around the corner. This is your opportunity to tell your MP why nature matters so much to all of us.
The RSPB, Wildlife Trusts, League Against Cruel Sports and Dr Mark Avery – supported by Butterfly Conservation, Ramblers and the Mammal Society – are organising a Rally for Nature at Church House Conference Centre and the Houses of Parliament.
We will be calling on politicians to defend existing laws that protect our most important sites for nature; to bring an end to wildlife crime; and to establish a Nature and Wellbeing Act to ensure that nature is brought into the very heart of decision-making.
It does not matter if you have never been to the Houses of Parliament or met your MP before, as we will give you all of the help and advice you need. To find out more about the day and book your place – go to the Rally for Nature page here:
With Christmas only a few weeks after the rally, why not make a day of it in London and take in some carols by candlelight or go ice-skating in Hyde Park?
If you want to join us, please register as soon as possible. Places are free but will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Once you have registered we will send you a pack containing more information and advice.
Let’s make 2015 the year that all political parties take nature seriously.
I hope to see you on Tuesday 9 December.
Director of Conservation