Back on 26 June 2019, four people from North Wales Wildlife Trust travelled all the way to Westminster under ‘the time is now’ lobby, calling for immediate action to be taken to preserve our natural areas for generations to come. Talking to over 300 MPs and with representation from a vast array of organisations, the lobby was attended by over 10,000 people, all with the same message – the time is now to act!
Whilst main thrust of the lobby was to engage MPs, here in Wales all environmental legislation is decided by Assembly Members (AMs) in Welsh Government. During the National Eisteddfod 2019 in Llanrwst, therefore, North Wales Wildlife Trust will be taking the Wildlife Trusts’ national campaign for a Wilder Future directly to all our local politicians. These people have the power to enact the changes that are needed: stronger laws, increased biodiversity and a guarantee that the issues affecting our wild areas will be publicly acknowledged and addressed in the immediate future. We’ll also have a ‘pledge wall’ and photo booth on hand to publicly record their commitments – and yours! Please come and show your support for the Wilder Future we all need.
Finally, at 13:00 on Thursday 8 August, we will be hosting a walking lobby throughout the Eisteddfod Maes (site), with everyone’s alarm bells ringing to signify that time is running out for wildlife. We know that our natural world is struggling to cope with the pressures that humankind is putting on it, and we need to give nature a voice to ensure a wild future for the generations that will follow our own. We’d love you to join us, and you don’t need to book – just visit our stand during the morning and our staff will explain what to do.