THE Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) has backed a ‘Greener UK manifesto’, urging the UK government to use Brexit to restore and enhance the environment.

The Greener UK coalition of 13 major environmental organisations, including WWF, the National Trust, RSPB and The Wildlife Trusts, has launched its manifesto calling on the government to restore and enhance the environment as part of its plans for leaving the European Union.

The launch follows a House of Lords report last month which identified the risk of a vacuum in the the oversight and enforcement of environment legislation, and the challenge of effectively maintaining the extensive existing environmental protections through the Repeal Bill.

As well as sharing these concerns, the coalition wants to emphasise that Brexit offers the chance to make a greener UK a reality.

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