Access To Wildlife Should Be A Right, Not A Privilege

Photo: Postcard From Swedish Society For Protection Of Predatory Animals

 

The Guardian2011-11-16:                      Evidence is growing that access to a wildlife-rich environment is essential for children’s health and wellbeing Access to a green environment is essential for children’s development, argues Tony King. Photograph: Murdo Macleod No government has recognised access to nature as a right, yet it can and does deliver benefits to everyone in society. The Scottish Government is consulting on a rights of children and young people bill, to establish within law the responsibility of Scottish ministers to have “due regard” to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.The Convention – signed by every member of…                     more »

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~ by narhvalur on November 16, 2011.

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