Council Leader pledges support for Nature Recovery Declaration
10 September 2021
The Leader of North Devon Council has signed the North Devon Biosphere's Nature Recovery Declaration, pledging that that the council will commit to helping them achieve their vision for tackling the ecological emergency in the area and making northern Devon a better place for nature.
The council is committed to working in partnership with other organisations, community groups, businesses and individuals to contribute towards nature's recovery. It aligns with the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan and the Prime Minister’s pledge for 30% of the UK land to be protected by 2030.
Leader of North Devon Council, Councillor David Worden says; "Here in North Devon, much of our economy, namely tourism and agriculture, rely on nature. A rich natural environment also improves the quality of life for residents. Yet, our wildlife has been in decline for several years, many key species are in long-term decline or have already been lost. We can all do our bit to act now and help nature to recover before it’s too late.
"As the public becomes more concerned about climate change and the environment, I would like to encourage as many people, businesses, organisations and regular visitors to sign the declaration and stand up for nature."
You can find out more about North Devon Biosphere's ambitious Nature Recovery Plan by visiting their website where you can either sign online or download a printable version.