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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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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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Young People in Nature Aims

1.  Every urban area to host an annual ‘Borough Bioblitz’, where children  conduct audits of their local wildlife, assessing ecological health of an area  and how to improve it.  A bioblitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a  designated area. Recording is an extremely useful way to monitor population trends of various species, and  therefore help protect them. It can also help people connect with and develop an appreciation of the  wildlife on their doorstep. 2.  ‘Wild Zones’ – outdoor teaching areas – in every school, with government  funding...
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Lead Ammunition Aims

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. Food Standards Agency and National Health Service to undertake a public awareness campaign to promote the health risks from consumption of game shot with lead, especially to pregnant women and young children.  Individuals, NGOs and Statutory Agencies that manage land to ensure that any shooting that takes place on their land uses non-toxic ammunition. Statutory Agencies to ensure that these restrictions can be readily monitored and enforced and that penalties are appropriate, including the...
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Wildlife Crime Aims

1. All wildlife crimes should be recordable offences using official Home Office  codes. Unlike in Scotland, most wildlife crimes in England and Wales are currently recorded as ‘miscellaneous’ offences, which means they are invisible crimes in police records. This is unhelpful for determining trends and in setting strategies and priorities. A recent report​ 8 demonstrated that the perception that enhanced  recording would be an additional burden to those responsible for recording can be debunked, since existing systems would be utilised and overall efficiency would be improved. Earlier this year DEFRA’s Wildlife Minister Dr Therese Coffey claimed there was no need...
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