The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has called a general election to be held on 4 July.

This is undoubtedly an important general election for nature and the uplands. Protecting and restoring upland landscapes plays a key role in tackling climate change, biodiversity loss and developing land-based jobs and skills.

The incoming government has a unique opportunity to harness the power of nature restoration and sustainable stewardship to address these challenges and stimulate a thriving green economy. It is also imperative that wildlife persecution and environmental damage is tackled, ensuring the uplands can fulfil their vital role in providing public benefits.

Wild Moors, as a non-partisan organisation, remains committed to working with all mainstream political parties to secure the restoration of upland landscapes. We believe in collaborative effort to create policies that prioritise nature, the climate and people.

This election is a pivotal moment to advocate for a greener, more sustainable future and we urge all parties to place the environment at the forefront of their policies.

Together, we can protect and restore the uplands for nature, climate and people.