Nature, with its variety of plants, animals and ecosystems, is our most valuable asset: biodiversity provides us with oxygen, clean water, climatic stability, and fertile soil, thus forming the basis of life. It is our duty to ensure a habitable planet, now and in the future.
The world’s biodiversity is in crisis: every day, plant and animal species become extinct and ecosystems become more and more out of balance. Western governments play an important role in the deterioration of natural resources elsewhere on Earth. Large-scale imports of soya, wood, and palm oil are at the direct expense of tropical rainforests and primary forests, while overfishing by the European fishing fleet seriously damages seas and oceans across the world.
Most ecosystems are so severely affected and fragmented that they are no longer capable of delivering their valuable services. This degradation is a threat to food security, which means citizens are faced with major social and economic losses. The Party for the Animals calls for more nature and wants governments to stop contributing to the destruction of nature. We want governments to lead the way in tackling the biodiversity crisis.
If policies remain unchanged, global biodiversity will only continue to decline. The most important and effective measure to halt this decline is to reduce the consumption of animal products. In addition, we want all policies to be weighed against the consequences for nature and biodiversity. Moreover, the restoration and protection of natural sites worldwide should be actively supported.
- 28 April 2020 Esther's Blog: Carry on with fundamental changes now
- 11 February 2020 Party for the Animals places trade in wild animals as a cause of infectious diseases on the WHO agenda
- 3 December 2019 Party for the Animals calls on the EU to protect the last old-growth forests in Europe
- 3 December 2019 Party for the Animals: Ban overfishing and EU subsidies of billions of euros for super-trawlers
- 29 October 2019 Party for the Animals gets EP’s support to protect bees
- 17 September 2019 Marianne's Blog: The tide is turning
- 12 September 2019 From ego to eco: political parties for animal rights organize successful world conference
- 3 September 2019 Dutch and Portuguese parties for animals organise world conference to address eco-crisis
- 25 June 2019 Party for the Animals calls for resistance to free trade agreement with South America which harms farmers, animals and environment
- 21 May 2019 Marianne's Blog: “May we have your votes, please?”