Nature matters

Nature matters

Red-tailed bumblebee on bird's foot trefoil by Jon Hawkins - Surrey Hills Photography

Advocating for Nature's Recovery

We believe that the natural world is valuable in its own right, and is the foundation of our wellbeing and prosperity. As such, we work hard to ensure that all decision makers, especially MPs and Councillors, corporations, and landowners, understand the value of nature, so its protection and recovery is at the forefront of their minds when making decisions. 

The Wildlife Trusts central team support our work by providing evidence and central coordination of national issue-based lobbying.  We work alongside Greener UK, a coalition of 13 NGOs representing 7.9 million members. This coalition campaigns at a national level for environmental protections to be safeguarded and enhanced.  

Nature’s decline needs to be reversed both on land and in the seas that surround our island nation. This is only possible with legislative and behavioural change.  With growing evidence that access to nature is fundamental to our health and wellbeing and has an important role in helping us mitigate and adapt to climate change, it is more important than ever that this is understood. 

 

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We campaign for wildlife

We campaign by gaining public support and lobbying decision makers on issues that affect precious habitats and vulnerable species.

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High Speed Two

campaigning to reduce the impacts of HS2 on wildlife

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HS2 Route map 

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Badgers and Bovine TB

opposing the badger culls and finding effective long term solutions to Bovine TB

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Badger vaccination by Tom Marshall

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Oxford to Cambridge Expressway

giving wildlife a voice in the proposals for an Oxford to Cambridge Expressway

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Bernwood meadows by Rhea Draguisky

We recognise the value of nature

Natural habitats and processes help to clean our air and water, limit the impact of flooding, provide food and raw materials, and enhance our health and wellbeing. 

meadows and houses

Meadows and houses by Kieron Huston

Nature matters

Ecosystem services

recognising nature's economic value

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Picture of girl in field

Nature and wellbeing by Matthew Robert

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Health and wellbeing

nature keeps us healthy and happy

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sunlight through trees

Bowdown woods by Julie Dickson

Nature matters

A new Environment Act for the UK

campaigning for a new Environment Act

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We speak up for nature

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barn swallow diving for mud

Barn swallow by Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

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Our regular newsletter

Sent to those who can affect nature’s position in politics

Nature Matters: Issue one - November 2017

Nature Matters: Issue two - March 2018