Topic

conservation

44 petitions

Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Roseanna Cunningham, Jo O'Hara, Nicola Sturgeon

Save the Scottish wildcat by protecting Clashindarroch Forest!

The Scottish Wildcat is one of the rarest animals in the world; there are only 35 of them left on earth. A third of them live in the publicly owned Clashindarroch Forest in the Scottish Highlands, but they are in danger from logging by the Scottish Government’s Forestry Commission Scotland. If this doesn’t stop immediately, the wildcat will become extinct. I’ve always loved cats, and these wildcats - often dubbed the ‘Tigers of the Highlands’ - are particularly special to me. I'm a filmmaker and got to really know about them 12 years ago filming them for a wildlife documentary. Learning they were truly on the verge of extinction I knew I had to act and, with some expert help, I set up a project to protect and conserve them called Wildcat Haven. But now I need your help to keep them alive. Wildcat Haven have found 13 wildcats in this forest. It is their last and only known major stronghold and breeding site. But logging is taking place in the middle of kitten season, disturbing wildcat mothers, which could make them abandon or even eat their young. The logging will tear the wildcat population apart, and threaten many other rare animals that live in the forest alongside them. Please sign our petition urgently calling on the Scottish Government to immediately halt the logging and exploitation of Clashindarroch Forest to ensure the iconic Scottish wildcat survives. You can stay up to date on this campaign and the organisation that discovered these wildcats and wants to protect them, Wildcat Haven, at WildcatHaven.com and also on facebook.com/ScottishWildcatHaven

Steve Piper
232,508 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Wiltshire County Council

Save Wiltshire's Historic Orchard

Land developers are planning to bulldoze a rare and beautiful historic Orchard in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. It is one of the country's oldest orchards, dating back to 1870, and located to the rear of a stunning Grade II* listed property. Plans to build around around 15 'luxury' homes will cause the irreversible loss of many rare fruit trees, many of which are over 140 years old. Bat roosts, badger setts, bird and butterfly habitats will also be destroyed permanently. The Historic England (previously English Heritage) officer for this area was not formally consulted and stated that it would "destroy the building's historical status and setting" and the proposed plans are "wrong and inappropriate". Send your objections to Wiltshire Council by clicking here To see the plans online click here We are calling upon Wiltshire Council and the planning authorities to: Reject the proposed plan to build on the greenfield orchard space Insist that the housing developers fully explore opportunities for the orchard to be used as community space, e.g. for learning, forest schools, community events, wellness sessions, gardening and horticulture training and wildlife conservation. Formally consult Historic England on future proposed plans The site is ideally suited near the centre of the town centre park and could be made easily accessible with a gate. The proposed houses are primarily luxury properties, and will not serve to alleviate a lack of affordable housing. Trowbridge town is a former mill town, with many disused buildings that can be redeveloped for housing. This is a precious and rare greenfield site near the centre of an old market town, which several non-profit organisations have already expressed interest in managing the site, such as setting up a community orchard. Please help us preserve this precious space.

Stuart Farrimond
835 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to El Consejero, El Alcalde, El Director

Salvemos Valdevaqueros, ¡nuestro paraíso natural!

(IN ENGLISH BELOW) Las máquinas excavadoras ya están en Valdevaqueros. Imagínate, el paraíso natural de Valdevaqueros destruido por culpa de un macroaparcamiento para 400 coches y un chiringuito que permitirán a cientos de personas circundar por allí. Tenemos que impedirlo de forma urgente. Yo llegué a España hace 10 años y esta zona me pareció una maravilla; por eso me quedé. No me puedo creer lo que estoy viendo y que estén a punto de destrozarla. Entre todos, debemos frenar esta atrocidad. Por eso te pido que firmes esta petición. En ella le estoy pidiendo al Ayuntamiento de Tarifa y a la Consejería de Medio Ambiente de Andalucía que paralice estas obras. Si continúan, van a tener un impacto terrible sobre el entorno natural y sobre el yacimiento arqueológico romano que hay justo debajo, conocidos como “Mellaria”. Todo proyecto dentro de la Red Natura 2000 debe tener una NO Afección al Parque Natural por exigencia europea y no la tiene. Se nos permite solamente ir a los Juzgados mientras las máquinas están trabajando y hasta que lo logremos, todo estará hecho. No se está respetando las directivas europeas, ni leyes españolas y Constitución española en su artículo 45, pero las obras han comenzando. No tenemos tiempo, es urgente la actuación de todos y todas. Pídele al Ayuntamiento de Tarifa y a la Consejería de Medio Ambiente de Andalucía que paralice la construcción de un macroaparcamiento y un chiringuito en el paraíso de Valdevaqueros.   The diggers are already in Valdevaqueros. Imagine the natural paradise of Valdevaqueros destroyed by a car park for 400 cars and a beach bar for hundreds of people. We have to prevent it urgently. I arrived in Spain 10 years ago and this area seemed magical to me; that's why I stayed. I cannot believe what I am seeing and that they are about to destroy it. Together we must stop this atrocity. That's why I ask you to sign this petition. In it I am asking the Town Council of Tarifa and the Ministry of Environment of Andalusia to stop the construction. If it continues, it will have a terrible impact on the natural environment and on the Roman archaeological site just below, known as "Mellaria". Every project within the Natura 2000 Network must have NO affect on the Natural Park. This project does not meet this European requirement. We can only go to courts while the machines are working and by the time we achieve this, everything will be done. European directives, Spanish laws and article 45 of the Spanish Constitution are not being respected but the works have begun. We do not have time. Everyone must act urgently. Ask the City Council of Tarifa and the Department of Environment of Andalusia to stop the construction of a car park and a beach bar in the paradise of Valdevaqueros.

Harry Stevenson
130,610 supporters