The idea that changes to the centralised political system is the answer to all our problems is pure fantasy (Steve Cutts).
There seems to be a consensus of opinion amongst the environmental community that being within Europe is better for UK nature conservation than being out. Personally I am happy to support this consensus but at the same time keen to make the point that voting is such a tiny and insignificant part of an individuals contribution to the well being of each other and nature. Voting in the political system is almost the least important part of being a citizen in a modern evolving democracy- the most important part is everyday behaviour and engagement within the various streams of ideology within a liberal democracy.
For unity, peace and the environment support each other not the Capitalist Empires (EU or UK).
Nothing better to do than spend more time birding and in nature especially with mates- that's basically life sorted!
A few other ideas:
SUPPORT THE GOOD GUYS
Support the NGO's/ conservation groups who are getting good results.
BE POLITICALLY ACTIVE
Vote with wildlife in mind. Write to your MP about local wildlife issues.(I would add attend local planning meetings and comment on planning applications etc)
REDUCE YOUR ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT
Use less energy, create less waste etc
SPEND YOUR MONEY TO DO GOOD
Support products, services and brands which are doing good. E.g. conservation grade products, organic, high quality local products and services etc
ENGAGE IN DEBATE
Talk, write and social network about nature - tell your friends and spread the word about nature.
INCREASE YOUR ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT
Do some wildlife gardening, volunteer for a conservation organisation, do anything positive
SET UP YOUR OWN CONSERVATION ORGANISATION
Offer wildlife gardening services to other people, buy some land (or get permission) to manage it for wildlife, set up a bird and wildlife tour company to show other people nature. Use profits from any eco-business ventures for conservation. If you manage any land- manage it with wildlife in mind.
STAND UP AGAINST THE BAD GUYS
Let everyone know when an organisation is up to no good- write about it, social network it, protest about it
DISENGAGE FROM NEGATIVE CULTURE
Buy what you need, work only for the good guys (preferably yourself!) don't get caught up in the money mad rat race and then you'll have more time and money to spend on the above