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The Peak District: Nature Impoverished

Mon. 31 May 2021 at 19:30–21:00

Pay as you feel

The Peak District is one of the natural treasures of the UK, yet it is greatly degraded and impoverished. As Dr Alexander Lees notes, he sees more birds in the centre of Manchester than on Kinder Scout.

Wild Justice is at the centre of national efforts to tackle the underlying cause of this issue, which is also a significant factor in the UK ranking 189th of 218 countries for the State of Nature, the management of land for driven grouse shooting and other forms of hunting.

It could be so different. Instead of travelling abroad to see charismatic wildlife, Britons could be coming to the Peak District instead to see golden eagles, pine martens, maybe even one day lynx. This event will explore the problems, the causes and the possibilities for a rich, healthy, flourishing Peak, working for surrounding communities, wildlife and the planet – and identifying what individuals can do to lead the change.

Featuring Dr Alexander Lees (Senior Lecturer in Biodiversity at Manchester Metropolitan University) and a speaker from Wild Justice (TBC). Chaired by Natalie Bennett, Green Party peer.

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