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The quiet success of the green economy in the South East

Environmental groups, politicians and businesses are hailing the strength of the UK’s green economy after a new report showed it had quietly become a British success story. A review published by the Green Alliance on 30 August shows the green economy has weathered the recession while other sectors have stumbled, stalled or collapsed. It takes […]

Catherine Bearder pledges to be a fisherman’s friend

A campaign aimed at improving EU fishing laws has been backed by Catherine Bearder MEP who has pledged to strike a better deal for fishermen. Activists plan to present Catherine the Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England with a six-foot long fishing net filled with 650 fish cards signed […]

Bearder urges action over elephant slaughter

Catherine Bearder  MEP for South-East England has condemned authorities “turning a blind eye” to elephant slaughter which is fuelling a global ivory trade. Catherine addressed the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) European Union (EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Denmark last week and said more must be done to stop the flow of Ivory into the […]

Bowles backs campaign for fairer and sustainable fishing

Sharon Bowles Member of the European Parliament for South-East England, is backing Greenpeace’s new fishing campaign by becoming a ‘Fisherman’s Friend’. Like Sharon, Greenpeace is campaigning for a fairer allocation of ‘catch quota’, most of which is given by the UK government to big fishing companies called ‘Producer Organisations’. Consequently, inshore fishermen in the South […]

Update from Catherine Bearder – Member of the European Parliament for South East England

I hope you’ll be able to get a well-earned break with the double bank holiday weekend coming up.  Whether you are a republican or a monarchist, there can be no doubting that 60 years is certainly something worth celebrating, and I am really looking forward to seeing the flotilla on the Thames on Sunday (see […]

Fight against elephant poachers has only just begun

Catherine Bearder MEP for South-East England has slammed the global trrade in Ivory and has said “Europe must take the lead in wiping out the ivory industry as poachers massacre Africa’s elephants.” The European Commission vowed to fight gangs after the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) reported the death of 350 elephants in Cameroon […]

A step closer to battery hen ban across EU

A pledge from all EU member states to enforce a ban on battery hens has been welcomed by South-East England MEP Catherine Bearder. Cramped cages were supposed to be banned from January, but the European Commission looked set to let some member states off the hook. UK egg producers who had spent around £400m on […]

Bushmeat unsustainable for developing countries

Lib Dem MEP for South East England Catherine Bearder has urged governments in the Congo Basin to provide more sustainable sources of food for their populations. The staple food of the 24 million people living in the Congo Basin is carbohydrate crops, roots, and tubers – it is a diet very low in protein. The […]

Signed up to stick up for animal welfare

The loss of biodiversity is happening right under our noses… and too many people choose not to listen, said Catherine Bearder MEP for South-East England.It came as Catherine joined the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals, which is the hub for animal welfare in the European Parliament. The group has successfully lobbied for […]

EU pledge to help Cameroon stop elephant massacre

The European Union is rallying behind the Cameroon Government after the massacre of up to 350 elephants in one of the country’s national parks. Catherine Bearder MEP for South East England, has written to the Cameroon’s president Paul Biya to offer help to stop gangs killing elephants. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has […]