Greener Waldringfield

Greener Waldringfield is a resource for local wildlife, gardening and other groups

and individuals who share an interest in the environment and sustainability

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A Manifesto for Wildlife

A summary of Chris Packham's People’s Manifesto for Wildlife.

 

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AMONG THE PROPOSALS IN THE ‘PEOPLE’S MANIFESTO’ TO SAVE UK WILDLIFE ARE… (INDEPENDENT)

 

1. Every primary school in Britain to be twinned with a farm to help children understand farming and food growing

 

2. Primary school classes to name and own significant urban trees

 

3. Replant 300,000km of hedgerows destroyed since 1960

 

4. Wildlife ponds for every industrial estate and all municipal parks

 

5. Swift/sparrow/starling boxes to be included in all new-build homes

 

6. Rewild 10 per cent of UK uplands

 

7. 10 per cent of every farm to be managed for wildlife

 

8. Introduce a pesticide tax and set target for 50 per cent reduction in pesticides use

 

 

 

 

 

9. Make 30 per cent of UK waters off-limits to commercial fishing

 

10. Ban scallop-dredging in UK waters11. Outlaw the use of lead ammunition and snares

 

12. Ban driven grouse shooting

 

13. Stop seal culling in Scotland

 

14. Make all nature reserves dog-free (except for assistance dogs) and create new dog-walking hotspots

 

15. An independent public service body – Life UK – to oversee all environmental care, free from party politics and government interference

 

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Read the Wildlife Group's letter to Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey, calling for a robust Environment Act