Save Our Vanishing Grasslands

Thursday 3rd April 2014

orchids at Fackenden downFackenden down © Beth Hukins

England’s wildlife-rich grasslands are vanishing – and the wildlife that depends on them is under threat. Current measures to protect what is left of our precious grasslands are weak and we are losing irreplaceable sites.

As a matter of urgency the Government must act now to halt grassland loss. The Wildlife Trusts need your help to encourage them.

The Wildlife Trusts want to see a full review of existing protection for environmentally important grasslands and are running an e-petition for five weeks from Thursday 3rd April to ask the government for the following five things to save important grasslands:

1 Improve existing laws and policies and effectively enforce them
2 Support wildlife-rich grasslands on farmland
3 Award statutory protection to more grassland sites that deserve it
4 Set up a national grassland inventory
5 Restore more wildlife-rich grasslands

Please support the campaign by signing the petition here: There is also more information on this page.

The Wildlife Trusts will be presenting all of the signatures and the evidence gathered on vanishing grasslands to Secretary of State for the Environment Owen Paterson.

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