RSPB Brexit campaign action

We’re in the midst of huge political change. The UK Government has published a European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (also known as the 'Great Repeal Bill') that will end our membership of the EU at the same time as ensuring all the laws we live by today remain in force.

Last year over 100,000 of you helped save the Nature Directives - the European laws which protect some of our most vulnerable wildlife and places. Now, that same legislation (and other environment laws) are threatened by this bill. We have to make sure that our environment laws are not weakened, or left vulnerable to future change away from the watchful gaze of the public and Parliament.

This is the ideal opportunity to make sure that everything we've fought so hard to achieve remains in place. Imagine if our wetlands were restored so they were not only brimming with wildlife, but also protected our towns and cities from flooding; or if farmers were paid to produce food whilst also providing homes to thriving populations of birds, insects or mammals.

Imagine if children had safe, green spaces to play, clean air to breathe, and a healthier more secure future to look forward to. Imagine what we could achieve if nature were at the heart of Government, communities and businesses!

This is an important time for your voice to be heard. Please contact your MP and remind them of their crucial role in defending our environmental laws, and ensuring they are not left vulnerable to future change.

Sam Coates