Dear IFM Members, supporters and friends,
We have launched a new campaign with our colleagues at Wildlife and Countryside Link and we need your help – our waters are in danger!
The European Commission could soon weaken the protection of our waters, rivers, lakes and streams at the urging of lobbying by businesses and from some EU Member States. These weakened laws will be transferred to the UK and we would inherit watered down protections
Our waters are already struggling. In England and Wales, only 1 in 5 rivers are in good condition. The number of healthy rivers in England has declined from 27% in 2010 to 14% in 2017, imagine how bad the situation could get if water laws are weakened!
If officials weaken protections now it would have a fatal impact on valuable ecosystems and for countless birds, fish, mammals, and insect species that live on and in the water. It could have
a huge impact on you too, as our drinking water comes from these same sources.
But, you can help us stop this!
Please take just a few minutes to help our campaign to ‘protect water’ and tell the
European Commission that you care what happens to our waters by filling in our simple form: www.wcl.org.uk/protectwater .