Monday, 5 December 2011
Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Sarah Buckingham from the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust joined us on the show this evening, she told us about Petition Fish which is a campaign urging ministers to create 127 Marine Conservation Zones, full details can be found at http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/petitionfish.
Saving Our Wildlife
Wildlife-rich areas in England equivalent to four and a half times the area of Greater London1 could be at greater risk under the new planning system, according to The Wildlife Trusts.
The Government has now published an overhaul of the planning system in a National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) which sets out ‘national priorities and rules’ within a more simple system which ‘safeguards the environment while meeting the need for sustainable growth’.
However, The Wildlife Trusts warn that any dilution of recognition, value and protection of Local Wildlife Sites will have dire long-term consequences for local communities and wildlife.
Full details can be found at the trust web site http://www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/