ildlife skilled Chris Packham and greater than 100 kids might be delivering a petition to Buckingham Palace calling on the royal household to re-wild their estates.
Accompanied by mother and father, the campaigners will carry the Wild Card marketing campaign petition – signed by 100,000 individuals – from Green Park tube station in central London to the palace at 10am on Saturday.
They might be led by a jazz band, and individuals embrace the choir SOS From The Kids, who featured on Britain’s Got Talent in 2019 and might be performing a track.
Broadcaster Mr Packham is because of make a speech outdoors the palace, whereas a four-metre-tall sculpture of a white stork will carry an enormous envelope symbolising the petition in its beak.
The Wild Card marketing campaign is urging the royal household, who it says personal 1.4% of the land within the UK, to preserve nature on their estates earlier than they seem as ambassadors on the Cop26 local weather summit in November.
Building on an open letter to the Queen despatched in June by greater than 100 scientists and celebrities together with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Kate Humble and Anita Rani, the petition highlights points with royal land.
The marketing campaign states that whereas the typical tree protection is 37% within the European Union, the Duchy of Cornwall property owned by the Prince of Wales has solely 6% tree protection.
Ecologists imagine the royal estates would naturally function beavers, wolves, bison, wild boar, pine martens and white storks, which may very well be launched if re-wilded, campaigners have mentioned.
The Wild Card marketing campaign extra extensively calls for that fifty% of the UK be absolutely re-wilded, calling on the royal household because the UK’s largest landowner to behave first.
Royal-owned territories embrace the Crown Estate and the Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall.