MP backs creation of ‘Nature Recovery Network’
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has given his backing to a national ‘Nature Recovery Network’ to link up green spaces and protected areas across our towns, cities and countryside.
Mr Herbert attended an event hosted by The Wildlife Trusts in the House of Commons earlier this month (Tuesday 1 May) to launch a new report calling for the creation of the innovative network.
The report highlights the positive benefits the initiative would have both for wildlife, through increased green connectivity, and to people as a result of the health benefits arising from a greater exposure to nature.
Nick Herbert said: “I think a national Nature Recovery Network is a very interesting idea which should be looked at. We will have the opportunity to consider innovative plans like this as we shape a new farming and environmental policy over the years ahead.”
1. Photo - Nick Herbert with The Wildlife Trust’s CEO Stephanie Hilborne at Parliament.
2. You can find more about the work of the Wildlife Trusts here http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/.
3. You can access the report ‘Towards a Wilder Britain’ here: http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/sites/default/files/nature_recovery_network_final.pdf.