Monday, 13 June 2011

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust on WHD

Today we welcomed Sarah Buckingham, our regular guest from the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

The main topic discussed was the Natural Environment White Paper, which was published by the Government last week. This is a key moment for wildlife and conservation in twenty years and the focus is the 'value of nature'. Did you know that bees have a quantifiable value of 438 million pounds a year to crop producers, as they are a 'pollinator'!

There are ninety two commitments in the White Paper, such as the development of twelve nature improvements across the country. Volunteers will play an important role too - get involved and keep the pressure on the politicians to deliver! Details can be found at

Sarah also told us about the campaign against the new speed rail line from London to Birmingham. This will carve up the countryside and wildlife across 160 different wildlife reserves for the sake of saving 21 minutes on the journey. Make your voice heard and write to your MP. Details can be found on

Once again, many thanks to Sarah Buckingham!

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