How would an Environment Act help wildlife in Leicestershire and Rutland?
Photo: David Tipling/2020 Vision
We are losing wildlife at an alarming rate and now the systems and laws put in place to protect it are failing. Without swift action we can no longer expect nature to perform its most basic functions - with harmful impacts on wildlife and people.
The Environment Act could help turn nature's recovery in Leicestershire and Rutland from an aspiration into a reality, in some of the following ways:
Create new wild areas and wildlife corridors across the county
Keep our existing wildlife sites safe from harm
Improve air quality
Stop poisoning our rivers and streams with chemicals
Reduce emissions that are contributing to climate change
Protect people’s rights to a healthy natural environment
Avoid the loss of environmental protection laws after Brexit