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