I hadn't heard about the RSPB's Letter To The Future campaign until I got involved in the Big Garden Birdwatch at the end of January. With a General Election due later this year, the campaign aims to bring wildlife to the attention of politicians around the UK.
The campaign's six objectives are:
1) To create a countryside fit for wildlife -- by asking the Government to fund projects to restore and protect habitats
2) To safeguard our sealife -- by creation of marine nature reserves
3) To stop extinction -- by asking the Government to do all it can to prevent loss of bird species in the UK's overseas territories
4) To save tropical forests -- by urging the Government to secure a global climate change agreement
5) To stop climate chaos -- by showing support for green industries, renewable energy, etc
6) To inspire children through nature -- by asking the Government to fund opportunities for children to enjoy nature
I have two young children and I want them to grow up in a pleasant environment and to be able to see the wildlife that I grew up spotting in the garden (how sad it would be if they never saw a sparrow). Those were my reasons for signing the Letter To The Future, and I hope you will do so to.
There is more information about the campaign on the RSPB's site (here).