Yesterday Sacha met with politicians in Westminster to hand over our petition calling for stronger protections for Bewick’s swans and the wetlands they rely on.
We hope that the 13,566 signatures will encourage our government to defend the Nature Directives in the UK and extend the laws of nature with new legally-binding targets to improve our environment – for swans and people.
As the UK Government works on its manifesto promise for a 25 year environment plan, we’ll be working with our friends in other environmental organisations to advocate the strongest possible package of measures, to really make a difference for wetlands and wildlife.
This petition tells our government that we have your support for saving Bewick’s, wetlands and our wonderful wildlife. Thank you so much for your support.
“We have lost 90 per cent of the wetlands in England in the last 400 years and nature is suffering because of it. The petition, inspired by the Flight of the Swans expedition, is specifically calling for the creation of 100,000 hectares of new wetland habitat.”
Now safely back at home, the Flight of the Swans team will continue their work to process all the information gathered during the expedition, to draw up new plans to save the Bewick’s swan.
We’ll be back in January with more information on the achievements of the expedition, and what’s next in the story of the Bewick’s swan.
Click here to hear a huge thank you from Sacha to all of you who’ve signed our petition, and how you can continue to help.