Our petition to William, Prince of Wales, asking to “Bring back Britain’s rainforest” has nearly reached 30,000 signatures, which is a great start.
Here’s a selection of the comments…
“I know Dartmoor well, having been brought up on its edge. Don't fall for the hill farmers' patter! Dartmoor farms produce negligible quantities of food and its farmers' incomes comprise almost entirely of taxpayer-funded subsidies. It would be far better to pay the farmers to manage the land for wildlife. Currently most of Dartmoor is just a bland desert of molinia grasses supporting very little wildlife of any kind. It's time to regrow the temperate rainforests and re-wet the peat bogs.” John L.
“Rewilding and recovery of lost ecosystems and biodiversity is proven to have wide ranging benefits to the environment and society. It also unlocks local employment in rural areas of the UK. Huge support for the Duke of Cornwall to show the rest of the UK landowners what they should all be doing.” Oliver W.
“If Prince William wants to be seen as being truly eco-friendly then allowing these lands to become rewilded makes obvious and environmental sense to help alleviate the climate crisis we are suffering worldwide. This small island needs all the rainforest we can manage to help restore its rich biodiversity that is being continually destroyed with impunity.” Jason S.
“Rewilding in other areas has brought back rare species and produced wonderful benefits for wildlife and humans alike. What’s not to like?” Helen W.
You can view and sign the petition here… LET’S GET IT TO 100,000