Put nature back on agenda

The Houses of Parliament are lit up by the evening sun in Westminster, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 16, 2014. Photo credit should read: Laura Lean/PA Wire
The Houses of Parliament are lit up by the evening sun in Westminster, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 16, 2014. Photo credit should read: Laura Lean/PA Wire
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A group of nature conservation, wildlife and animal welfare charities are calling on people in the North West to visit the Houses of Parliament to help put nature firmly on the political agenda.

On Tuesday, December 9, hundreds of people from across the country are joining the Rally for Nature.

This event will see them march to Parliament and challenge MPs from the major parties to make firm commitments for wildlife and the environment in their 2015 election manifestos.

In particular, they will be asking politicians to defend the existing laws that protect our most special sites for nature; to put an end to wildlife crime, and to ensure nature’s recovery by introducing a Nature and Wellbeing Act that will put nature at the heart of decision making.

The event is a collaboration between the RSPB, the Wildlife Trusts, the League Against Cruel Sports and nature conservationist Dr Mark Avery.

Amanda Miller, the RSPB’s conservation manager for Northern England, said: ““We need to show our politicians we value our local landscapes and wildlife, and that we want future generations to have the chance to enjoy them.”

Register at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rally-for-nature-registration-13703157513?aff=RSPB or www.league.org.uk.