20 OCT 2018

Therese Welcomes World to Wildlife Conference

Therese joined Prince William recently to welcome delegates from around the world to the fourth international Illegal WildlifeTrade conference in London.

Therese said: "This year's conference was the largest ever, with over 70 countries coming together to help end the insidious illegal wildlife trade once and for all, which is nearly as profitable for serious organised criminal networks as drugs and guns."

"A lot of the focus is on the big or cute beasts but we must remember it is mainly plants and trees, which get stolen and sold, denying these amazing animals of their necessary habitat. That said, we are making good parliamentary progress on the Ivory Bill, one of the world's toughest bans on ivory sales to help stop the poaching of elephants."


19 OCT 2018

Therese Follows up with Post Office following Shop Closure.

Therese has written to the Post Office following the closure of the shop in Rendlesham.

Therese said: "I am concerned to hear the news that the Village Store in Rendlesham has suddenly closed. Considering Rendlesham is a growing community, I'm surprised that the owners couldn't make the shop and Post Office work."

"I congratulate the local community for coming together and setting up a temporary shop, which is a lifeline for those who need it and I hope that they shop will reopen under new ownership in the future. In the meantime, I have already written to the Post Office to discuss temporary solutions."

Therese added: "I sympathise with those who have lost their jobs without any notice and if any of them need my help in talking with Government agencies then I would urge them to contact me."


25 SEP 2018

Calling for the World's Oceans to be Protected

Therese is in New York today, at the United Nations General Assembly, to discuss ways in which we can further protect the world's oceans.

Therese said: "Globally, less than 10 per cent of the world's seas are currently designated as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) – one of the most important ways to protect precious sea life and habitats from damaging activity.

"It is the UK's ambition to treble internationally-agreed targets for protected areas – and I called on other nations to push for a global target of 30 per cent of oceans designated as MPAs by 2030. Only by working together can we ensure our marine life continues to be a source of awe and wonder for future generations."


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