Please take urgent action to write and sign an e-petition in support of Skomer MNR before 31 July 2012 – details below
Highly Protected Marine Conservation Zones in Wales
Following the introduction of the 2009 Marine & Coastal Access Act, Skomer Marine Nature Reserve should be redesignated as a Marine Conservation Zone. We believe it should become a highly protected MCZ.
Mark Carwardine – award-winning environmental writer, columnist, photographer and broadcaster, and active supporter of conservation of the marine environment and endangered species.
Iolo Williams, BBC Wales (Iolo’s Special Reserves, the Natural History of Wales, Iolo’s Welsh Safari, Not in my Nature) pictured signing the Skomer HMPR campaign petition.
Liz Bonnin, wild animal biologist and BBC TV presenter Bang Goes the Theory, Country Tracks and Animal Einsteins.
CCW tried previously but didn’t succeed despite the strong case and support.
A petition of 7500 names was presented to Jane Davidson, Welsh Minister for the Environment, on 24 November 2009. Very many thanks to everyone who has expressed their support so far but please keep up it up
Write in support of Skomer MNR in response to the Welsh Assembly Government Marine Conservation Zone consultation.
A model response letter is available here.
You will need to fill in some information, delete any text not relevant to you and customise it as much as you can – the fewer identical responses Welsh Government receive the better – and don’t forget to save it with a suitable filename that identifies it as yours before you e-mail it!
E-mail your response letter to: Marine@wales.gsi.gov.uk by 31 July 2012 at the latest.
Please also write in support to the Welsh Environment Minister, John Griffiths.
A model letter to the Minister is available here.
Send by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by post to: Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development
Cardiff Bay CF99-1NA
Last but not least, please sign up to this e-petition here.
Most importantly, please tell all your friends and colleagues that care about protecting the marine environment that their support is needed too. Please, please tweet, Facebook, blog or e-mail a link to this page to to spread the word. Consultation responses must be received by 31 July so you don’t have long.
- Public response to submission to WWMC website questioning HPMCZs
- Please act now to support Skomer proposal as an HP MCZ
- Welsh Government confirm they have no intention of prohibiting no-take recreational diving in HP MCZs at meeting with diving representatives
- Beware anti-Marine Conservation Zones scare tactics
- Invitation to public MCZ consultation engagement events: proposed option sites for MCZs in Wales
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