RSPB Cymru welcomes new proposals for future farming in Wales

Tuesday 9 July 2019

Katie-jo Luxton, RSPB Cymru Director said:

Fersiwn Gymraeg ar gael yma.

‘We welcome the Welsh Government’s latest consultation on what future farming and land management policies for Wales should achieve. We believe that using taxpayer’s money to support farmers to manage land in ways that produces sustainable amounts of food and to look after our environment is a move to the right direction. It will also be a positive step forward as we work to tackle the growing ecological crisis that threatens the survival of the amazing wildlife we have in our country, as well as the threats of the climate crisis.

‘We also welcome the proposals to provide advisory support that will help farmers and land managers look after the environment. Like the Welsh Government, we believe that this advice should be seen as an investment in farmers’ ability to protect nature for future generations. This will be essential if we are to bring some of our most iconic wildlife such as curlews and lapwings back into our countryside.

‘There is much to be done to design this new policy and we look forward to working with the Welsh Government, farmers and other interested parties later this year to explore how these proposals will work on the ground.’

ENDS

Editor’s notes:
1. The RSPB is the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We play a leading role in BirdLife International, a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.

Last Updated: Friday 12 July 2019

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