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Waterfall in forest, Lake Vyrnwy RSPB reserve

Nature and the National Assembly for Wales

It’s time to speak up for nature. On 5 May we elected 60 politicians to the National Assembly for Wales. Find out how you can show them nature is important.

The election’s over: now what?

The fifth National Assembly will preside over Wales’ success or failure to meet our international commitments to halting biodiversity loss by 2020. To meet those targets we must give nature a home in Wales. 

How you can help

You can do your bit by emailing the five party group leaders in Wales to let them know that that you care about nature, and that you’d like them to act for nature in this Assembly.

You can use our template below for your email. Please do personalise your message if you can to make it even more effective. And please remember to add your name and address at the end. 

Email template

To: Carwyn.Jones@wales.gsi.gov.uk; Leanne.Wood@assembly.wales; AndrewRT.Davies@assembly.wales; Neil.Hamilton@assembly.wales 

Subject: Help give nature a home in Wales

Text: 

Dear Welsh party group leader,

It is this Assembly that will preside over our success or failure to meet our international commitment to reverse biodiversity loss by 2020, and we want to ensure that our wildlife is protected.

Can you please do all you can to make sure the following three things are a priority for your party in the fifth National Assembly?

1. Make a commitment to evidence-based decision making – enable comprehensive monitoring of our biodiversity to extend our understanding of the state of nature in Wales.

2. Use science-based management to identify and put in place the actions needed to restore our best wildlife sites to ‘favourable condition’, protect threatened species and achieve sustainable development.

3. Restore important habitats for nature – create space for nature as well as benefits for people by restoring threatened habitats such as peatlands, wetlands and Atlantic woodlands.

Many thanks

Small tortoiseshell Aglais urticae, nectaring on mint, Middleton Lakes RSPB reserve, Staffordshire,

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