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  1. Urgent, Urgent, Urgent! 

    The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) takes place between August 17-28 and this is a very good chance to bring about a considerable change for the wildlife of Africa.  In short, they need our support and our voice.

    They may not be able to use a computer to add their names to a petition – but each and every one of us can be their voice and add our own names.

    Stand up for African wildlife now


    The African Wildlife Foundation says that CITES is a treaty between governments.  It ensures that wild fauna and flora in international trade are not exploited in an unsustainable way.

    The African Wildlife Foundation has submitted its own recommendations to 7 proposals – and these are based on findings from their own work across different contexts in Africa.

    The Foundation is asking for enhanced conservation efforts for species such as giraffes and pancake tortoises.  Their populations are dwindling – the reasons being:

    • Wildlife trafficking
    • Habitat loss
    • Poorly understood conservation efforts compared to other speicies

    The Foundation rejects proposals for legalized international trade in species such as white rhinos and elephants.  It points out that any trade that’s legal sends mixed messages out into the world.  We need a single, very clear message to be sent out to the world that these wildlife need to be saved.

    Please join 50,000 others and pledge your support to AWF’s recommendations.   Please give the wildlife of Africa a chance.

    Please add your name now.

     

  2. Right now, the Woodland Trust says the biggest single threat from development to ancient woodland is the HS2 rail project.  Ancient woods and trees face the chop – all to make way for a high speed train line. 

    Britain must show the way and lead the world in putting nature first.  There’s no point in planning lots of lovely new forest and tree planting on the one hand and chopping down 108 ancient woods with another.


    The first fellings are coming close.  HS2’s first phase will bulldoze their way through 34 ancient woods.   These are homes already – they are home to rare and endangered species. 

    ONCE THESE ANCIENT WOODS ARE GONE, THEY CANNOT BE REPLACED.

    Find out more about Ancient Woodland here – it’s been around for centuries which is why it is ANCIENT.

    HS2 did that they would plant new trees – and guess what’s happened to those which have already been planted?   Many have died from lack of water.  That means that the tax payer is going to have to foot the bill to replant them.

     

    The ridiculous thing is that the Prime Minister has called a review of this project.  Its costs are blowing up and up and getting bigger and bigger.   The trees could be destroyed for a project that doesn’t even happen!

    PLEASE ACT TODAY.


    Please tell the Government that:

    • The Review must consider the true environment cost of HS2
    • The felling of ancient woodlands must be stopped while the project’s future is uncertain.

    The Woodland Trust isn’t against green transport and high speed rail projects in future.  But it is opposed to this HS2 route.

    As it points out, any transport system that destroys irreplaceable habitats such as ancient woodland can never be called “green”.

    And it strikes a true blow in the face of the UK’s  claim that it cares about the planet…  We need to truly be the change we want to see in the world and put a stop to this destruction now.

    Please send your objection now

    Visit the Woodland Trust’s website

    Find out what the Woodland Trust is doing for ancient woodland 

    Find out about the Ancient Tree hunt and inventory

    Donate to the Woodland Trust

     

    PS At the moment, the cost has been hugely underestimated - we are looking a possible rise of £30 BILLION cost to the project.