Call on Cameron to stand up for wildlife in the West Country

Issue date: 28 June 2013

Over 100 conservationists, business leaders, landowners, celebrities and academics from south west England have today signed a letter to the Prime Minister calling on him to make a public commitment to urgently address the decline of wildlife in the region

Marcus Grant, WHO, Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, University of the West of England:

“I think that more nature-friendly homes, businesses, neighbourhoods and cities can do so much more for a healthier south west. This is a public health gold mine waiting to be exploited. Especially in light of ministerial commitments to Health 2020; this approach is a win for the economy and also a win for the healthy ageing and health equality agendas implicit in Health 2020. And moreover, this approach does not require any funding from stretched NHS budgets, and will in fact relieve pressure on this valuable resource.”

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