World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. At the same time, the Day reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime and human induced reduction of species, which have wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts. Given these various negative effects, Sustainable Development Goal 15 focuses on halting biodiversity loss. Big cats are among the most widely recognized and admired animals across the globe.
Today, Norfolk is facing many challenges including population growth, climate change and the ending of the partnership with the European Union.
At the same time, there are huge pressures to grow our economy and build more houses.
We must plan effectively, fully valuing our countryside and environment. The land we have is a finite supply, and all of it serves a purpose. Once it is changed, it cannot be recovered.
You can join the debate and help make a difference for the future, and the legacy we leave for future generations. The Campaign to Protect Rural England Norfolk champions much more than just the protection of the countryside.
We believe that Threats facing wildlife all the things that make Norfolk unique will best serve the future of our county, all who live in it and the UK as a whole.
As the population of Britain expands, the tranquil, attractive and uncrowded landscapes that Norfolk offers become increasingly important national assets.
We believe that by planning our future, taking a balanced approach to growth, satisfying the needs of all of us who live and work in Norfolk, protecting our economic future and making sure jobs and the right housing is available at every level, we can ensure the protection of our environment as well as our future prosperity.
Tell us if you agree. Sites for more thannew houses have already been allocated or granted permission. At the current rate of building, it will take over 30 years to build these dwellings. The scandal is that only a fraction of these sites are being built on while councils are still allocating even more green field sites for development.
These targets are not based on known market demand, but on Government assessments, which make a worrying number of assumptions, including that the current level of immigration will be maintained.
We think it makes good sense to balance our economic growth with protecting our key assets. Not only can we prosper from a beautiful Norfolk, but we can all benefit from the things that draw visitors here.
These assets must be protected if we are to safeguard our largest employers — tourism and agriculture — which together support tens of thousands of jobs. Our future prosperity lies in our countryside resources.
We need to get the message to government that a balance must be reached between growing our economy and preserving our county. Download our brochure Join our mailing list Donate to our campaign Housing - the big issue Unrealistic and excessive housing targets totally reliant on a few national house builders are simply not delivering the kind of houses Norfolk needs.
Developing disused sites, converting unused commercial property into housing and legislating to bring upper floors of shops back into use rather than sitting empty will make a substantial difference.
Higher density sites in urban areas with shared green and productive community garden spaces are vital in providing housing for all. Do you agree we should: Ensure that additional greenfield sites are not allocated for housing until the plentiful supply of existing sites has been utilised Block the planning loophole which allows developers to impose developments in areas not allocated for housing?
Stop urban sprawl, prioritise brownfield sites and apply the green belt principles to town planning? Link infrastructure with housing and jobs to support local needs?
Invest in the best design and planning for new and extending communities? Have direct government investment in affordable houses? Look at new ways to realise the value from development to pay for community and infrastructure development? Understand the factors behind the shift from owned to rental housing, and from public sector to private sector provision and achieve a balance?To understand the threats facing a range of wildlife species A school assembly with detailed teacher notes, designed for all Key Stages.
This assembly focuses on the threats facing four animals; African elephants, green turtles, tigers and orcas.
Threats to Wildlife. More than one-third of our nation's wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades, threatened by a host of human activities. Conserving Key Species While all wildlife has inherent value, some species serve a vital role in their ecosystem, enabling countless other species to survive and thrive.
Plants, . However, wildlife face a variety of threats that include climate change, invasive/exotic species, pollution, illegal trapping, and accidental deaths. Zoom+ Habitat loss is the greatest threat to New Jersey's wildlife. Wildlife & Ecosystems Investigating Threats to Chimps in Uganda Explore interactions between people and chimpanzees and other primates in the rainforest of .
Apr 22, · This article is published with one clear and undebatable underlying fact at its heart: Our planet Earth is not in danger. Earth will continue to live out its projected eight-billion-year life span which is indelibly intertwined with the Sun’s own life evolution.