Actions for Animals

 
Wildlife and our last remaining wild places are being destroyed because of human action or inaction and because of our own short –term greed.

Peter Fearnhead, CEO, African Parks Network, South Africa

Protect wildlife corridors in the UK

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Green People sell organic beauty products for all the family.  I love their products and I also love the way they work with charities such as the Woodland Trust, Plantlife, the Marine Conservation Society.

And they've emailed to say they need help.

You see, their offices are located on the Knepp Rewilding Project.

And the project is an amazing example of nature restoration.   Boar, deer, beaver, storks, the nightingale and purple emperor butterfly all call it home.

The rare purple emperor butterfly needs this habitat

But this biodiverse area is under threat.

There are plans for a housing development of 3,500 right next door – and the fear is that if this goes ahead, wildlife won’t have the freedom they need to roam about.

The new houses would effectively cut off the Knepp estate from both St Leonard’s and Ashdown forests.  The estate would, in short, be a wildlife land in a sea of housing.

The peregrine falcon needs this habitat

The Buck Barn development would also increase the traffic and pollution at the Buck Barn Crossing where the A24 and A272 meet.   This is a busy junction already.  I would mention that another developer has put in plans for 10,000 homes just east of it. 

The Government keeps banging on about being environmentally friendly and how keen it is on being green, but that means nothing if it allows councils and developers to build on key wildlife corridors. 

This beautiful turtle dove needs this habitat

Last year, white stork chicks hatched on the Knepp Rewilding Project for the first time in 600 years.

There must be another way to provide housing.  

Please sign the petition to stop the development at Buck Barn and to give wildlife the corridor it needs and deserves to survive and thrive.

 

Green People has a lovely range of sun care products for the summer!
Green People has a lovely range of sun care products for the summer!

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