If you’d like to ask the government to encourage sustainable and regenerative farming practices as policy, this is a quick copy and paste email you can use to demand rewilding be included in Common Agriculture Policy (CAP)

Hi All, this quick post is important for our future biodiversity. The wording has been adapted from an an Taisce piece from the last few days. Time is of the essence – please get cutting & pasting!

You can copy and paste the following or write your own message – then email before tomorrow, Wednesday December 8th.

Email: CAPStrategicPlan@agriculture.gov.ie

Subject: Rewilding Recognised Officially as Government Policy

A chara,

I am writing to urge you to offer meaningful incentives within the CAP for farmers to protect, reinstate and rewild a portion of their land as an immediate biodiversity and climate action policy.

Rewilding is the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to restore natural ecosystems while addressing the biodiversity and climate crisis. It is particularly needed for restoration of peatlands, river flood plains and native forests and farmers should be paid for this.

I would ask that rewilding be included in the options for farmers who are in receipt of CAP payments.

Thank you.