Campaign for a Wilder Future
A Campaign for a Wilder Future
Each year we are losing more wildlife in the UK. We want to reverse this trend by creating more space for nature and encouraging everyone to help wildlife whether they live in the countryside or urban areas. We need your help to make this happen.
More ways to join in
If you have already signed up to our #WilderFuture campaign, you can take direct action for wildlife by meeting or writing to your local candidates and asking that they insist that wildlife is protected in a strong new Environment Bill.
Since the 1970s, more than half of species in the UK have declined, and 15 per cent of species are threatened with extinction. Incredibly the UK is ranked 189 out of 218 countries for its biodiversity. What is happening to our green and pleasant land?
Our nature reserves are jewels in the crown of nature, but areas where wildlife thrives need to be physically joined up because wildlife needs space to find a home, hunt for food, and breed. We are calling for local authorities to create Nature Recovery Networks that map out areas of land that we need to protect and join up. This would include nature reserves and other protected sites, as well as heaths and meadows; road verges, parks, hedges and woods; and rivers, streams, ponds and lakes.
We are calling for a Nature Recovery Network to be set out in law, so wildlife and wild places are not only protected they're also restored and connected.
Also, please keep feeding wildlife and providing it with a home in your garden. Every action you take, however small, is better than no action at all. Tell your friends and family and share your photos of wildlife and how you are helping to protect it on social media using the hashtag #WilderFuture
Together we will make a difference for our precious wildlife and natural world.
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