This blog is where you can read about our campaigns to protect the special places that nature needs to survive. It’s been running for five years and covered great successes and some setbacks.
During this period the pressure of economic growth and calls, both in the UK and across the European Union, to deregulate has become louder and the threats to our natural world have increased as a result.
Saving nature’s special places means being active locally and tackling the big issues – the sweep of stories and contributions on this blog have always reflected that and will continue to do so. This will be the place to follow campaigns to save individual special places and to defend and strengthen the laws, policy and planning framework that are vital to their future.
Working with partners, volunteers, local communities and passionate individuals is an essential part of the story behind saving special places - and we'll have contributions from them all.
There will be plenty of chances to get involved – and to comment, add or argue with the points made in these posts.
Among the many themes that have run through posts on this blog since we started it back in August 2009, the role of the Nature Directives in safeguarding our finest wildlife sites – the ‘special places’ of this blog – has been a constant. In recent years those very laws have come under threat and it’s now a year since the Defend Nature campaign got up and running. Here’s an update on how the campaign has been going on our Nature’s Heroes blog that I’d like to share with you.
If you’re one of the many voices that have been raised in support of these vital and effective laws – thank you!
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