A couple of interesting links..
“Buglife calls for massive increase in wild flowers”
“B-lines would be rivers of flowers in every county, one going east west and the other north south. They would be carefully planned to avoid woods, lakes and other unsuitable habitats, but would connect people to wildlife sites to enable better appreciation of British wildlife.”
Wildlife Pledge (This link is also included in the above site). On the site, use the searchbox on the left to find out which of your local political candidates have signed up to the Wildlife Pledge. Needless to say, none of mine have!
The Wildlife Pledge:
By accepting, MP’s pledge that if elected, they will do all they can to help to stop and reverse the decline in wildlife.
There are 10 points that an MP can pledge to encourage action on, these are:
- return colour, life and vitality to the countryside by conserving threatened animals and plants, and restoring their habitats
- enable more people to enjoy wildlife close to where they live, and provide all children with contact with the natural world as part of their formal education
- reverse the decline of farmland wildlife by the effective promotion of nature-friendly farming
- increase the extent and active management of native woodlands for wildlife
- conserve and protect wildlife in our wetlands, around our coastline and in our seas
- tackle climate change, and restore and manage natural landscapes to help wildlife meet this challenge
- establish and provide strong protection for a robust network of important wildlife sites on land and at sea
- include space for wildlife in all newly built developments
- reduce our damaging impacts overseas by working to end the destruction of tropical rainforests and protecting the wildlife of the UK Overseas Territories
- stamp out wildlife crime in the UK.