Giving Compass’ Take:
• Global Citizen reports on the effort of UK television personality Chris Packham to organize a “people’s manifesto” in protecting Britain’s wildlife, which is under constant threat.
• Among the proposed measures are outdoor learning for children and ending the slaughter of mountain hares. Could any of the items on the manifesto apply to U.S. conservation efforts?
• Read about the illegal wildlife trade is growing bolder.
Naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham has launched a “people’s manifesto” of more than 200 proposed measures in an effort to save Britain’s ever-declining wildlife.
It’s a wide-ranging manifesto of huge scale but — most importantly — it’s designed to be completely accessible, because everyone needs to get involved in saving the environment.
“It’s time to wake up,” says the manifesto. “We must rouse ourselves from this complacent stupor, because we are presiding over an ecological apocalypse and precipitating a mass extinction in our own backyard.”
“But — vitally — it is not too late,” it adds. “There is hope we can hold to, and there is acton we can take.”
“This is a people’s manifesto, not devised by the government, and we don’t have to wait for them to do something,” says Packham. “We can do it ourselves… We know how to solve the problems, we just need to make it happen.”
The point of the manifesto is that everyone — from politicians, to parents, to children, to farmers, to bloggers, and everyone in between — can take practical steps to put a stop to, and even reverse, the damage that we’ve done to our environment.
Read the full article about the “people’s manifesto” trying to save wildlife in the UK by Imogen Calderwood at Global Citizen.
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