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Decline Of Britain's Moth Population

EDM number 130 in 2013-14, proposed by Bob Russell on 20/05/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Animal welfare, Animals, Biodiversity, Countryside and Wildlife.

That this House welcomes the publication of The State of Britain's Larger Moths 2013, produced by Butterfly Conservation and Rothamsted Research; notes that Britain's moth population has declined seriously in the last 40 years, with over 60 species becoming extinct since 1900; recognises that the findings have serious implications for biodiversity, moths facilitating the pollination of many plants, constituting food for many animals and acting as indicators of the impact of habitat loss, land-use intensification and global warming; and calls on the Government to ensure that steps are taken by all relevant departments and agencies to reverse the declines highlighted by the report and that funding is found to support concerted action for threatened moths especially those listed in section 41 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 and to ensure continuation of Rothamsted Research's long-running data collection on the moth population in the UK.

This motion has been signed by a total of 34 MPs.

Bob Russell20/05/2013ColchesterLiberal DemocratProposed
Peter Bottomley20/05/2013Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jim Shannon21/05/2013StrangfordDUPSeconded
Alan Meale21/05/2013MansfieldLabourSeconded
James Gray21/05/2013North WiltshireConservativeSeconded
Katy Clark21/05/2013North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSeconded
Adrian Sanders21/05/2013TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Lady Hermon21/05/2013North DownIndependentSigned
Martin Caton21/05/2013GowerLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn21/05/2013Islington NorthLabourSigned
Andrew George21/05/2013St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins03/06/2013Luton NorthLabourSigned
Albert Owen03/06/2013Ynys MLabourSigned
David Anderson03/06/2013BlaydonLabourSigned
David Ward04/06/2013Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
David Wright04/06/2013TelfordLabourSigned
Graham Stringer04/06/2013Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff04/06/2013Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Hywel Francis04/06/2013AberavonLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley04/06/2013York CentralLabourSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson05/06/2013Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
David Crausby06/06/2013Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Mike Hancock06/06/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Rosie Cooper10/06/2013West LancashireLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden10/06/2013Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas10/06/2013Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
John Leech11/06/2013Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Naomi Long19/06/2013Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Martin Horwood19/06/2013CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
George Galloway26/06/2013Bradford WestRespectSigned
John Pugh27/06/2013SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell08/07/2013Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Beith09/07/2013Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Williams17/07/2013Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned

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