TARGET: Office of the Leader of the House of Commons
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by October 10, 2014
The ever increasing human population in the UK is seriously harming British wildlife. We therefore urge the government to rethink its policies on population growth in the UK.
- Scientific surveys are showing that species, such as: Bumble bees, Corncrakes, Bats, Crickets, Ground Beetles, Wildcats, Dormice, Starlings, Sparrows, Woodpeckers, Warblers, Hedgehogs and Badgers are suffering habitat destruction and many are threatened by extinction.
-As our population grows, construction and intensive farming will put further pressure on our remaining wildlife. Wildlife habitat, such as grasslands, ponds, bogs and woods, will be destroyed.
-Since 1930, 98% of wildflower meadows (bumble bee habitat) has been lost to farming, and development.
We the undersigned urge the government to reduce the UK’s population. Wildlife has a right to thrive here. Failure to act now could lead to the irreversible loss of species which are a part of our nation’s identity and health.
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