This is listing of the newsletter items in more detail. You may comment on these, and rate them highly (say 3-5) if you have done the action.

Motivating charities to undertake more campaigns

It is noticeable that charity/NGOs are more reticent about the types of campaigns they run and the effectiveness of their campaigns since some recent laws were introduced.  I intend to ask members of charities to write to this website at "charity name"@manifestofor wildlife.co.uk e.g. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . expressing that they wish the charity to support the efforts of this website and it's newsletter. The charity will be asked to include a reference to the website of the newsletter in it's periodicals and allow it's local groups, if they wish to do so, include a similar reference in communications with members. In...
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Improve the effect of the UK Marine Conservation Zones

The marine conservation minister for the manifesto , Mark Carwardine has set out aims for the furtherance of the Marine Conservation Zones. Other than England, these are delegated to the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland governments. Thus they need to be the subject of separate petitions, if petitions are to be used to further the aims. The effect of these will be to greatly increase the allowable catch over time, not reduce it. These are on P136 of the extended manifesto and here : 1. Create an “ecologically coherent” network of significantly large marine reserves for all species inhabiting our seas.  2. Make...
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Establish a new Environment Act

This is a major undertaking, but scored highly in the review of the various aims in the manifesto. It does cover a huge amount of the aims in the manifesto, and is sorely needed. Here are the major references covered in the new Act. Carol Day, solicitor wrote the Ministry of Wildlife Law, P41 onwards of the extended manifesto available here . The aims on P42 onwards and here  which would likely be  incorporated in the ACT, as well as the following aims from the manifesto. The dissertation on the proposed new Law may be found at P44 to P64 and...
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Ban the Use of Lead Ammunition

This aim of the manifesto scored highly when reviewed against other aims. Please comment on this suggested petition, particularly the wording of the petition. There is a minister for lead ammunition, Dr. Rob Sheldon, whose entry starts at P38 of the manifesto and here on this website. Here is item 1 of the aims: " 1. Government to put the UK on the front foot by introducing a ban on the sale, possession and use of all lead ammunition across the UK.  " The remaining aims 2-10 need not be adopted until we can see if this petition succeeds. It will...
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All snaring to be banned

Another aim from the manifesto which scores highly. This derives from the article "Is shooting out of control?" on Page 35 of the extended manifesto and on this website  here which says: " All forms of snaring should be outlawed immediately in line with most other European Countries.  In 2012 a government study found that only 32% of the animals trapped in snares were the intended targets – normally foxes. The remaining 68% caught, severely injured or killed in these nooses included hares, badgers, family cats and dogs, deer and even otters. It is estimated that snares may trap up to 1.7 million animals every...
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Covert camera evidence to be allowed (England and Wales)

This aim of the manifesto scored highly when all aims were assessed. Ministry of Wildlife Crime by Dr Ruth Tingay, page 19 onwards of the extended manifesto and here . Page 25 aim 10 here says: " 10. We must urgently address and resolve issues concerning inadmissibility of evidence pertaining to the use of covert cameras to monitor wildlife crime committed in remote areas.  When wildlife crime is committed in remote landscapes with few witnesses, covertly-filmed video footage may be the only evidence available. The decision to accept covertly-filmed video footage as admissible evidence in prosecution cases is undertaken on a case-by-case basis and with...
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Petition UK - Target reduction in pesticide

This aim in the manifesto scored highly in the assessment of all the aims, page 70 onwards of the manifesto by Professor Dave Goulson. Target a reduction in pesticide use of 50% and complementary actions as other countries have done. Ian Boyd,  Defra’s chief scientists, recently admitted “ ​ The current assumption underlying pesticide regulation—that chemicals that pass a battery of tests in the laboratory or in field trials are environmentally benign when they are used at industrial scales—is false ​ ”.   The reduction measures are fully explained the A Peoples Manifesto for Wildlife by Professor Dave Goulson.  The first 3 proposals refer....
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First review of PMFW possible actions

I have now done an initial review of A People's Manifesto For Wildlife, and the assessment concluded that: There was plenty scope for petitions to the UK and other devolved governments. Some of the aims listed in the manifesto could be combined Some were dependent on the outcome of Brexit and should be left for now Some seemed to need work within the environment sector. Perhaps myself (if needed) to work with others to determine a a suitable means to approach the environment bodies, perhaps through the various Environment Link bodies, or individually. Please note that I wish to approach...
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In the next month?

I hope to go through all the aims in A people's Manifesto for wildlife, tabulate and score all the aims, scoring those which would have the highest impact, be most likely to be implemented and other categories. Each category would also have a rating which would make to single score for each aim I1*R1+I2*R2+I3*R3 etc. This is a common method of determining what to proceed with based upon reasonable criteria. The result will be a score for each aim. I will publish the methodology, scores and the aims for the top 40. I will then place each of the top...
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Test Project - Labelling of slug pellets

This is a test project to demonstrate how this projects section might work I'm concerned about the almost total loss of hedgehogs near me. I have had them hibernating in the garden, but no more for a few years. It is possible that slug pellets have contributed to that loss. My actions. First find out if it is in the manifesto. There it is "  If you have a garden, stop using pesticides – weedkillers, ant sprays, slug pellets." Now it does not say why or go into any more detail. ok. Now do slug pellets kill hedgehogs? Google helped me...
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The website appearance and facilities

I have been trying to develop this website for a time. I am not a professional website designer, although I do have several specialist self hosted Wordpress blogs associated with my hobbies, much different from what this website needs. I have tried several formats, but the complexity of the site was too great to be developed without using prof...
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Scottish PE01705: Wildlife crime - penalties and investigation

Note. You can no longer sign this petition, but it is only part way through the parliamentary process. This post will keep you updated. PE01705: Wildlife crime - penalties and investigation This seeks to include some forms of wildlife crime in the definition of serious crime, and proposes a change in the law to ensure covert video evidenc...
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Hedgehog Highways

This is a Change.org petition with relevance to the manifesto. I've signed it, but would have preferred to be supporting a petition to government, backed by actual proposals for draft change of legislation detailed. I'm not critical of the petition. The problems facing hedgehogs however, are much greater, all relevant to the manifesto. More actions...
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Enact an Environmental Law ( It's all about supermarket web sites)

 Enact an Environmental Law https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/227851 Since the BBC 1 broadcasting of the Blue Planet (Oceans) showing the harm caused to marine life by plastic packaging there has been a public outcry. Supermarket chains should be compelled (by law) to publish on their web sites their use of three categories of plastic p...
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Build animal bridges over country roads to stop them being killed in the 1000's

  Build animal bridges over country roads to stop them being killed in the 1000's https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/223427 Living in the countryside it breaks my heart to see dead birds, deer, foxes, rabbits and badgers dead on the road. Animals just trying to live in a world that we have added thousands of cars to. They are being punis...
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Amend the 1967 Forestry Act to protect endangered wildlife habitat across the UK

Amend the 1967 Forestry Act to protect endangered wildlife habitat across the UK https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/229243   Under the Forestry Act, in Scotland licences to fell woodland can be refused to protect endangered forest wildlife or granted with conditions to safeguard animals. Elsewhere in the UK, authorities cannot consider t...
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Scrap The Forestry Commission Licence Agreements With Fox & Hare Hunts

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/227405   The Forestry Commission licences 'trail hunts' (fox, beagle & harrier packs) to use public land with staff convicted under the Hunting Act 2004 & Protection of Badgers Act 1992. These should be scrapped. This shouldn't apply to licenses agreed with Masters of Bloodhounds & Draghound...
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Ban the shooting of Pheasants, Partridges and Grouse for sport.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/225105 35 Million "game birds" are placed into the countryside annually for shooting, disrupting the environmental balance. Native wildlife is killed to increase the number of game birds available for shooting. Damage to the environment and suffering to native species and to the game birds is unacceptable. T...
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Support Revive UK

Support Revive UK by registering your support here. Article in RPUK here.
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An independent study to find if driven grouse shooting is of economic benefit.

This is a petition to the UK government website. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/226109 Created by Les Wallace Deadline 2 February 2019  Driven grouse shooting is a minority sport which seriously compromises other activities and businesses over vast stretches of northern England. We need to determine if it is driving aw...
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