Standing up for wildlife

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Standing up for wildlife

Andy Rouse/2020VISION

A local charity with a national voice

We support and are supported by the 46 Wildlife Trusts in the United Kingdom, with 28,000 members in the region and 800,000 members nationally we represent a strong body of opinion when it comes to wildlife matters.

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Environmental protection after Brexit

From protecting endangered wildlife and habitats, to putting a halt to raw sewage emptying into our seas, EU laws have helped to defend the UK's wildlife and environment for over thirty years.

With under a year to go until Brexit, this is a pivotal moment for the environment and the laws that help protect it.

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Hen Harrier by Mark Hamblin/2020VISION
Campaigning for species

Hen Harriers

The Wildlife Trust is supporting the RSPB as it attempts to protect hen harriers in the Forest of Bowland. We are happy for the RSPB to lead this campaign and believe they have the resources to boost numbers of this threatened raptor.

The Trust will continue to work tirelessly to protect wildlife and wildlife habitats in the region but, at the same time, we will campaign with our sister trusts on a national basis.

Badger by Terry Whittaker/2020VISION

Badger by Terry Whittaker/2020VISION

Campaigning for species

Badgers

We are firmly opposed to the proposed badger cull and over the past couple of years have strongly campaigned against the it, calling for inoculation as evidence is strongly against killing these iconic and important UK mammals.

We believe that the problem is Bovine TB (not badgers) and the challenge is to control the disease. 

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Raven

Amy Lewis

Campaigning for species

Ravens

A plan to cull ravens in Lancashire and four other English counties has shocked naturalists at the Wildlife Trust.

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Campaigning for habitats

Mosslands

Not only are mosslands a key habitat for endangered and rare species, but they also have the ability to store carbon dioxide. In an age where Climate Change issues are rife, mosslands hold the key to many concerns.

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Great Manchester Wetlands

We are also leading partners in the Great Manchester Wetlands Nature Improvement Area partnership, which seeks to restore a living landscape by enhancing and reconnecting the mosslands.

Campaigning for habitats

Marine Conservation Zones

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Planning & Built Development

The planning system in England, and particularly in our “patch”, has been in a state of almost continuous reconfiguration over recent years; with devolution to Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region and loss of Lancashire County Council’s strategic planning powers, and the appearance of Marine Spatial Planning off our coasts being the most obvious local changes.

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HS2 (High Speed Rail)

Another high profile campaign has been the HS2 or High Speed rail line. 

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Fracking

Fracking has been a prominent issue in the media and Salford, Fylde and now West Lancashire & Sefton have been at the forefront of campaigns for and against this controversial form of energy.

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Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

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Mersey Tidal Energy

The Mersey Estuary and Mersey Narrows and Wirral Foreshore are both designated as internationally important Special Protection Areas (SPAs) for their shore-bird assemblages.

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How we use our land

Food, forestry and farming

Almost every type of farming practiced in the UK is also found in Lancashire, Greater Manchester & Liverpool City Region.

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