Rally for Nature - London Tuesday 9th December

Tuesday 18th November 2014

Bluebells in Rigsby Wood nature reserveBluebells in Rigsby Wood nature reserve - Barrie Wilkinson

Do you love and care about wildlife? Join The Wildlife Trusts, RSPB, League Against Cruel Sports and Dr Mark Avery on Tuesday 9 December in London for a Rally for Nature.

Next May we will have a general election in the UK and the political parties will be looking to win your support. Unfortunately, despite the well-documented evidence of the decline of so much of our natural heritage, and cases of wildlife crime occurring right across the UK - nature and wildlife remain low on the political agenda. This is your chance to tell your MP why nature matters so much to all of us.

We want people to urge politicians to include strong commitments to nature in their 2015 manifestos. Specifically we want action to protect and restore wildlife by...

  • legally underpinning nature's recovery by establishing a Nature and Wellbeing Act to ensure nature is at the heart of how we live and run our country, as well as establishing long-term targets and powers to help meet them;
  • celebrating and defending existing laws, such as the EU Birds and Habitats Directives, which provide the foundation for nature conservation in this country;
  • fully implementing these laws and ending wildlife crime so that threatened species like hen harrier are able to fly free from harm.

Let's make 2015 the year that all political parties take nature seriously!

Plans for the day

We will have two sittings, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. As the sittings are based on constituency we are not able to offer you a choice of which to attend, but we will confirm your sitting in advance to help you plan your day and travel arrangements.

At each sitting we will start with tea, coffee and biscuits; then grab a seat with your fellow constituents to listen to our guest speakers and take the opportunity to ask questions. There may even be a word or two of encouragement from some friendly MPs (they don't bite, we promise!). After some more refreshments, we will gather together and walk to the Houses of Parliament, with placards in hand. Here you will meet your MP and call on them to take action.

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

You can book your place here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rally-for-nature-registration-13703157513?aff=TWT

We know that nature is not a luxury

We need it for our health, wellbeing, inspiration and economy.

We know that wildlife needs our protection.

Now it is time we let our politicians know too.

This event is also supported by Butterfly Conservation, the Ramblers and The Mammal Society.