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Wildlife and countryside groups attack progress on nature

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Posted in Science on 19th Nov, 2013 11:56 PM by AlexMuller

It has been compiled by 41 organisations, including The Wildlife Trusts and the RSPB, under the umbrella of Wildlife and Countryside Link. The proportion of the 25 commitments that are falling through has worsened during the government's term, it says.

 
Environment department Defra rejected many of the criticisms, saying they were based on "opinion, not facts".
 
The Nature Check 2013 report says areas of concern include protection of green belt land, farm animal welfare, designation of Marine Conservation Zones and reversing wildlife declines.
 
But the document does praise reform of the Common Fisheries Policy, work on ash dieback and international work to protect elephants, rhinos and whales.
 
The report rates four of the government's commitments to the natural environment as green - meaning good progress - with 12 amber (moderate progress) and nine red (failing). Of the commitments rated in a similar report a year ago, 20% have got worse and 10% have improved, it says.
 
The report urges the government to implement the Common Agricultural Policy so that it delivers as much as possible for wildlife and the countryside.
 
"David Cameron promised the greenest government ever. Using the government's own promises as a yardstick, today's findings show he's failed to stick to his plan," said Wildlife and Countryside Link's director, Dr Elaine King.
 
Alongside the report, the 41 organisations published a ComRes survey of more than 2,000 adults, which they say suggests public support for action on nature, wildlife and the countryside.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-20
+1
Preserving nature and developing new green spaces should be headlines as much as possible and make the government aware that public is engaged and watching Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-20
+1
Good move for Countryside and Wildlife groups - acting together makes much more powerful statements Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-20
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Anything that keeps check on what is Government doing is important so that public can also get involved Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-20
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We should “beat swords into ploughshares”, using drone and robot battlefield technology to create a new generation of small robotic tractors. One “tractor driver” could control a team of robot tractors as easily as a single large one. This would allow us to replant hedgerows and grow crops in smaller fields. Wildlife would benefit and soil erosion would be reduced. The organic content of the soil would improve, allowing it to trap significant quantities of climate threatening carbon dioxide.
Additional benefits of small field farming are suggested on the Cheshire Innovation web site. [You will have to Google this.].Then click on the “Using battlefield technology to improve the environment” article.

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