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Rewilding Aims

1.  Stop using public money to fund ecological destruction.  Public money should be spent on public goods, not on funding practices or giving tax exemptions to  businesses which destroy the environment. The list is very long, but just to provide a few examples, we may  want to consider the area-based farming subsidies worth £3.6bn a year that largely go to support  unsustainable and environmental damaging activities such as: intensive sheep farming, with complete  disregard for the alarming rate of soil erosion and biodiversity loss; careless use of fertilisers, pesticides and  herbicides, subsidised by public money, polluting rivers and exterminating insect...
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Upland Ecology Aims

PROPOSALS: 1.  Downgrade all National Parks to AONBs – they are not yet worthy of the  name of National Park – and then call all these areas Upland Nature Areas  (UNAs).  The Environment Act of 1995 set out two statutory purposes for national parks in England and Wales (with  minor differences for Scotland): 1. Conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage.   Promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of national parks by  the public. Furthermore, a recommendation made in 1974, known as the 'Sandford Principle', states that  "where irreconcilable conflicts exist between...
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