Scottish Greens discuss plans to restore nature, Balerno, 2 May 2021Add to Lightbox Download
Scottish Greens co-leader Lorna Slater joined Lothian candidate Alison Johnstone on a visit to Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Red Moss of Balerno nature reserve to discuss the party’s plans to tackle climate and nature emergencies by resoring the natural environment.
Commenting ahead of the visit Lorna Slater said: “With one in nine species at risk, Scotland is in a Nature Emergency. Yet birds of prey continue to disappear and the Scottish government hands licences to kill birds and beavers out like candy. It’s time we took protection of our wildlife seriously, before it’s too late.
"The Scottish Greens will reform wildlife law, so that when a species or important habitat is designated as protected, they really are protected, we will ensure tackling wildlife crime is prioritised and resourced, and we will invest £895m in restoring the natural environment and creating rural green jobs across the country."
“Scottish Greens are proud of the protections we have won for beavers and mountain hares, but these need to be enforced, and those who commit wildlife crimes need to be brought to justice. That requires a government that can stand up to vested interests and protect Scotland’s wildlife. Their future depends on it, so vote Green on Thursday.”
Ger Harley | EEm 2 May 2021
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