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Access to wildlife should be a right, not a privilege

Evidence is growing that access to a wildlife-rich environment is essential for children's health and wellbeing.

an article written by Tony King,

the guardian

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No government has recognised access to nature as a right, yet it can and does deliver benefits to everyone in society. The Scottish Government is consulting on a rights of children and young people bill, to establish within law the responsibility of Scottish ministers to have "due regard" to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.The Convention – signed by every member of the UN except Somalia and the US – outlines children's fundamental rights such as the right to an identity, the right to life and development, and the right to be heard.

Read the full article here!

 

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