conservationists marched London It has been stripped and painted as a bird as part of a campaign to support species in decline in the UK.
Hannah Bourne Taylor speaks on behalf of the swift people at Speakers’ Corner on December 12, 2015. hyde park Wearing dark blue, black and white body paint by artist Guido Daniele.
As she marched through the streets and posed at London’s major landmarks, members of the public could be seen stopping, pointing, and taking pictures.
The action came after her nature memoir, Fledgling, went viral earlier this year, after a newspaper article was published detailing how she nurtured a chick and nested in her hair for 84 days. spread.
In a speech at Speaker’s Corner, Ms Bourne-Taylor announced the launch of the petition “Feather Speech” as part of the campaign, with support from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the charity Rewriting Extinction. did.
She explained that the petition calls for “swift bricks” for all new housing developments. This is a pitted brick that provides nesting habitat for four of Britain’s declining species: the house sparrow, the house marten and the starling.
“I stand here today as an intermediary to seek your camaraderie because Swift needs your help,” she said.
“Together we can stop these wonderful British birds from becoming legends.”
Ms Bourne-Taylor spoke in terms of a swift population, as if they could “fight for their existence with words”.
“We want you to help us, remember that you share a home with other kinds of people,” she said.
“Feathers, birds, fins, scales, wings – our common home is parched with life, destroyed, flooded and licked with blazing fire.
“Throughout these shared struggles, we seek only one thing: a safe place to rest after a perilous journey.”
Bourne-Taylor concluded by calling The Feather Speech “an alliance with wild neighbors.”
After arriving at Downing Street, the conservationist began reading a letter to Mr. Sunak, saying, “Please acknowledge that our walls are also adventurer’s.”
“Passion is a superpower and every bird matters, so rejoice my voice for these irreplaceable birds by starting this campaign undressed and painted from neck to toe. “They’re running out of time,” she said.
“Behind the scenes of this campaign is a serious problem of development called biodiversity loss,” she said.
“And our feathered neighbors who nest in these cavities are not included in our measure of net increase in biodiversity, even though they face national discrimination because of us. ”
A group of protesters who were with her then began chanting, “Every bird matters.”
Ahead of Saturday morning’s protests, Ms Vaughn-Taylor told the PA News Agency she was protesting with body paint. I suddenly realized that with visual imagery, I could change that. ”
“Feather Speech is all about how leading scientists and world-renowned artists come together for birds,” she said.
Ms Bourne-Taylor said the bill aims to have 100,000 signatures over the next six months and will be discussed in Congress.
RSPB Executive Director Emma Marsh said:
“In just 20 years more than half of them have disappeared from the skies of the UK, partly due to the lack of suitable nesting sites.
“As Hannah’s brilliant campaign underscores, all new housing developments should require a quick brick.
“I urge you to sign this petition to ensure that swifts and other species that traditionally nest in the cavities of our buildings find a safe home each year. increase.”
To sign the petition, please visit https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/626737.
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/london-downing-street-prime-minister-hyde-park-corner-hyde-park-b2218491.html Activists march through London with just a coat of paint to save birds