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Local campaigner pledges support for RSPB campaign

March 5, 2010 8:32 PM
Michael Mullaney Bosworth Liberal Democrats Parliamentary Spokesman

Local campaigner Michael Mullaney backs the RSPBs new campaign

Michael Mullaney, Bosworth's Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate, has joined a campaign to protect our natural world by signing the Letter to the Future, a major new campaign run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

The letter calls for better investment in nature by politicians, urging them to consider our natural as well as our financial future when making decisions about how to tackle the country's pressing economic problems.

The RSPB aims to gain tens of thousands of signatures to the letter before the next general election, showing the government that people care about nature as well as the economy and want to see it protected for the benefit of future generations.

A whole host of famous faces have already put pen to paper including Philippa Forrester, Bill Bryson, Zoe Wanamaker, Mariella Frostrup, Mackenzie Crook. Michael Mullaney has joined them, signing the letter to show his support.

Commenting on this, Michael Mullaney said:

"We've just gone through a grave financial crisis but in tackling it we must not ignore the equally serious crisis facing our natural world. Precious habitats are being lost; many species face extinction and the threat of climate change is looming large.

"The government had to spend billions of pounds in order to rescue our economy - something future generations will still be paying for. We owe it to them to ensure that this massive investment addresses not just our needs today but also of those tomorrow by creating a healthy economy and a healthy environment."

"I am supporting the RSPB's campaign because I want our children and grandchildren to be able to grow up in a world where they can appreciate tigers and sparrows, tropical rainforests and bluebell woods - a world worth living in."

The RSPB's Head of Sustainable Development, Martin Harper also commented:

"The government faces tough economic decisions but these must not be taken at the expense of the environment. We are calling on the government to recognise this and ensure future generations will be able to appreciate the natural world as we do. It's vital that politicians support us in this campaign and we are very grateful to Michael Mullaney for lending his support."

A copy of the letter Michael Mullaney signed and more information about the RSPB's Letter to the Future campaign can be found at http://www.rspb.org.uk/lettertothefuture