This week the Government published a new Agriculture Bill. The recovery of wildlife in the UK – one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world – depends on an Agriculture Bill which enables farmers to create and restore natural habitats.
The Wildlife Trusts believe that now is the time for agricultural policy to lead nature’s recovery. As the Bill progresses through Parliament, The Wildlife Trusts will be highlighting that:
- The recovery of wildlife in the UK depends on an Agriculture Bill which enables farmers to create and restore natural habitats, because around three quarters of our land is farmed.
- Farmers should receive public money for producing benefits to society, such as creating habitats for wildlife, conserving soils for future generations and protecting communities against flooding.
- Successful farms need thriving wildlife because crops depend on pollination, natural pest control and healthy soils.