Our natural world is in trouble
This is no secret. Wildlife is disappearing at an alarming rate - some are calling it the next mass extinction - and the threat of climate catastrophe is a constant worry. We live in a time of emergency. There is still hope - we can tackle both of these critical issues - but we have to act now. Time is running out.
What needs to happen?
The Wildlife Trusts as a national movement are calling for at least 30% of our land and sea to be connected and protected for nature’s recovery by 2030. Making more space for nature to become abundant once again will give our struggling wildlife the chance to recover and also restore beautiful wild places - places that store carbon and help to tackle the climate crisis. 30% is the bare minimum that nature needs to start recovering but we are far short of this and need your help to turn things around.
We can do this together
By joining our mission for nature's recovery, whether that means adding your name to our national campaigns, becoming a member of the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire or donating to an appeal, you will make a real difference to wildlife and our natural world. Every little bit of support will help us achieve our vision for a wilder future.
Together, nationally, we can restore huge peatlands, which store carbon and become a home for threatened birds like curlews and golden plovers. We will create new wetlands, which reduce the risk of towns and villages flooding and are also great for dragonflies and water voles. We will plant new underwater seagrass meadows to soak up carbon and shelter sea horses and other sea life. Nature has given us so much, it's now our turn to give back.
We want to restore 30% of land for wildlife by 2030
Wave of Hope
In 2021, the UK will host two critical summits – the G7 in June and COP26 in November. It’s time for global leaders to address the world’s biggest crises and work together for a recovery that provides vaccines and healthcare for all, fights poverty and injustice, and helps end the climate and nature crises. By putting up homemade ‘hands’ with messages of hope in our windows, adding photos to a gallery, and displaying them at the G7 and COP26, we can show that we stand united.
More ways to take action
Whether you leave a patch of your garden for wildlife, contact your MP to call for greater protection for wildlife and wild places or do your bit to conserve water and create less plastic waste - every thing you can do helps to create a wilder future.
What we're doing
We work to protect the wildlife and wild places of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire in many ways, and your support enables us to continue this vital work towards a wilder future.
Here are some local examples of work we're doing to help achieve 30% of land for wildlife by 2030 - and beyond.
We need change!
We’ve imagined what The Wind in the Willows world would look today, and it’s not a happy story. But we don't have to have an unhappy ending.
We are calling for a Nature Recovery Network to be set in law, where wildlife and wild places are not only protected they're also restored and connected. David Attenborough explains below what this could look like.
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