Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, met with people from across The Wildlife Trusts to hear their views on the natural environment.
The recent Parliamentary event highlighted the urgent need for an ambitious Environment Bill to ensure nature’s recovery. Such legislation would not only establish new environmental targets and introduce a strong green watchdog but would also drive the creation of Nature Recovery Networks. These would better protect and join-up important places for wildlife and to ensure everyone, whatever their background, has access to wildlife-rich natural green space.
“I was delighted to learn the views of Cheshire Wildlife Trust and others, not least the views of the young people involved in the Trusts. Often their contact with nature has had a lifechanging impact. I was particularly encouraged by the clear passion young people show towards the environment.
“Nature provides us with many things and we owe it to the next generation to leave them a greener future full of wildlife.
“I fully support the need for government action including through Nature Recovery Networks and I have signed the Greener UK Charter to call for an ambitious Environment Bill.”