|World Wildlife Day - This Earth is precious|
Well it's a really important day so I thought I ought to do a post too to help spread the word.
There are a lot of people I admire that have made powerful statements about the world, the environment, our wildlife, about how precious it is, how we must treasure it, care for it and pass that message on to future generations. One of the loveliest, most moving statements I have ever read about this I covered in my Post 404 for Earth Day was by a Chief Seattle - please click through and read the whole message as it is an amazing, beautiful statement about the planet and just as important now as when it was written in the 1850's. A key message from it is:
As many of you know, and the message in my piece for Thomas, is that I have been thinking a lot about Brexit and how it will affect nature. This is most of what I wrote:
Like it or not the UK will be exiting the EU.
One thing I thought a lot about about before the referendum and after it, is how little focus nature has got in the discussions. Most of the talk seems to be about the economy and immigration. I was so concerned I started a petition to try and keep EU nature laws.
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The Environmental Audit Committee recommended a new Environment Act. They considered all these issues and made a great set of recommendations. I’d like the Government to act on this and keep to one of its pledges nicely summed up in the first recommendation:
"In order to meet its manifesto commitment to “be the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than it found it”, the Government must, before triggering Article 50, commit to legislating for a new Environmental Protection Act, ensuring that the UK has an equivalent or better level of environmental protection as in the EU."
On World Wildlife Day I’d like to see Government deliver this recommendation and make sure it is enforced!
I think all nature lovers need to keep a close eye on things though. I asked Caroline Lucas a little question about the Government paper on Brexit, I got a simple but worrying reply (Thanks so much Caroline).
On World Wildlife Day I hope you will enjoy nature, go for a walk, see wonderful species and connect with our wonderful wildlife.@nerdboy386 Hardly a word :(— Caroline Lucas (@CarolineLucas) 6 February 2017
At the same time I hope you treasure it so much that you will stand up for nature and keep an eye on what happens as we part ways with Europe.
I hope very much we keep the strong nature laws and maybe even get much better ones!
#Doonethingtoday on #worldwildlifeday. Listen to the young voices and #standupfornature
Hope you enjoyed,Only 2 days until #WorldWildlifeDay! #DoOneThingToday to help with #wildlife conservation. It can be just one click to help spread the word. pic.twitter.com/hS8jXClpPj— World Wildlife Day (@WildlifeDay) 1 March 2017