Friday, 14 October 2016


A short update on the Alliance:

50 conservation organisations
7.5 million hours of data collecting to produce the 2016 report
9760 species monitored
have concluded that

Nature is in trouble

Using modern Red List criteria, which identify species of the highest conservation concern, they assessed 8,000 species. Of these, 15% are extinct or threatened with extinction from Great Britain.
The report reveals that 56 per cent of the species studied have declined over recent decades. More than one in ten of all the species assessed are under threat of disappearing from our shores altogether.
Of 218 countries assessed, the UK is ranked 189 


Plans to respond to this crisis include:

The plans include certain objectives including (please see Response for Nature above for flesh on the bones) 

1 Set an inspiring vision
2 Set goals for nature and natural capital
3 Defend and implement the laws that conserve nature
4 Deliver an ecological network on land and at sea
5 Safeguard species
6 Improve people’s connection to nature
7 Provide smarter financial instruments
8 Develop greener institutions and embed nature across Government
9 Set five-year milestones with accountability to Parliament
10 Support people working together for nature

SO now that is all sorted can the Alliance please tell us what we,( as individuals who spend our lives in nature and work every single minute of every bloody day for it), tell us what to do to feed into a national coordinated and spearheaded movement to defeat the forces that are leading to biodiversity decline. We need to be told in clear simple instructions- one instruction at a time, all part of a series of aligned instructions that together lead to achieving one objective, one objective at a time that together combine to achieve the objectives of the master-plan.  Quite frankly we are being destroyed on the front line trying to defend our own patches and the front line is where the tangible, measurable, meaningful and real bird and wildlife populations and public engagement is. What are the next steps? what are the first targets to achieve,what are the dates for those targets to be met, what petitions do we need to sign, what demonstrations do we need to attend, what initiatives do we need to back, where should we target our financial support? What can we do on our own local patches to achieve the wider national objectives. Where is the single voice of the alliance,  What do we have to do!!???

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