Peatland restoration project in north of England gets a boost

A number of conservation charities in the north of England are aiming to collectively restore more than 4,000 acres of peat bog across the area. The Great North Bog and other newly-announced nature restoration projects have been backed by almost £2 million in funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery. As part of The Great North Bog peatland restoration, Lancashire Wildlife Trust is working with Trusts … Continue reading Peatland restoration project in north of England gets a boost

The Wildlife Trusts launch new projects to kickstart nature’s recovery across 30% of land by 2030

Ten nature projects – which includes the converting an ex-golf course into an urban oasis for bees and butterflies, rewilding a village and restoring Ice Age ponds – have been launched by The Wildlife Trusts in efforts to help restore wild landscapes across England and Wales. The projects are part of The Wildlife Trusts’ 30 by 30 campaign ambition to kickstart nature’s recovery across 30% of … Continue reading The Wildlife Trusts launch new projects to kickstart nature’s recovery across 30% of land by 2030

Wildbelt: The Wildlife Trusts calls for protection of low biodiversity land that is put into nature’s recovery

New land of low biodiversity that is put into nature’s recovery in England must be protected under planning laws, The Wildlife Trusts announced in response to the UK Government’s proposed planning reforms. The conservation charity – which has called for the creation of a new designation, known as Widebelt, to support nature’s recovery – says the protection would enable new land that is currently of … Continue reading Wildbelt: The Wildlife Trusts calls for protection of low biodiversity land that is put into nature’s recovery

National Marine Week: Find out more about and celebrate shores and seas with The Wildlife Trusts’ annual event

National Marine Week is calling on all to celebrate marine wildlife “from the comfort of your own home with a DIY rockpool ramble or a socially distanced sea-watch”. National Marine Week will see The Wildlife Trusts host a programme of events including online webinars, virtual tours of the shore and even Zoom-based beach tot events where mini marine biologists can learn about the wonders of … Continue reading National Marine Week: Find out more about and celebrate shores and seas with The Wildlife Trusts’ annual event

30 Days Wild: Get creative doing one wild thing a day for your health, wellbeing and the planet as part of annual nature challenge

It’s June which means it’s time for 30 Days Wild, The Wildlife Trusts’ annual nature challenge. The Wildlife Trusts is calling on anyone and everyone to do one wild thing a day throughout the whole month for their health, wellbeing and for the planet. While outdoor activities may currently be restricted due to lockdowns worldwide, there are any number of inspirational activities that everyone around … Continue reading 30 Days Wild: Get creative doing one wild thing a day for your health, wellbeing and the planet as part of annual nature challenge

Sir David Attenborough calls for a Nature Recovery Network in the UK in new film by The Wildlife Trusts

Sir David Attenborough has called for new laws to ensure the UK’s wild places can thrive once more and for a Nature Recovery Network. In a new film by The Wildlife Trusts, Sir David Attenborough said: “A wildlife-rich natural world is vital for our wellbeing and survival. We need wild places to thrive. Yet many of our systems and laws have failed the natural world. … Continue reading Sir David Attenborough calls for a Nature Recovery Network in the UK in new film by The Wildlife Trusts

Where to volunteer in the UK to help preserve nature, wildlife and the seas

With the preservation of the planet now of utmost importance to people’s lives and many desiring to take action to lend a hand, there are numerous environmental projects that you can get involved in in your local area or even where you choose to take a vacation. Everything from beach clean-ups, river clean-ups, protecting wildlife, planting trees, monitoring animal and plant species, and gardening, there … Continue reading Where to volunteer in the UK to help preserve nature, wildlife and the seas

Hedgehogs: Wildlife Trusts across the UK call for locals to help record sightings

Hedgehogs, once a common sight in gardens throughout the UK, are declining rapidly across the country. An estimated 30% of hedgehogs have disappeared over the past decade, and there are now fewer than one million left. Hedgehogs prey on many common garden pests including insects, worms, centipedes, snails, mice, frogs, and snakes. These animals root through hedges and other undergrowth in search of food, and as … Continue reading Hedgehogs: Wildlife Trusts across the UK call for locals to help record sightings

30 Days Wild: Encouraging daily Random Acts of Wildness through June to connect with nature

Go 30 Days Wild this June with Random Acts of Wildness – anything from growing your own herbs, seeking out nature reserves in your area, creating decorations in your home from fallen tree branches, making a daisy chain or muddling a concoction of mint leaves, lime and sugar to create a kickass mojito cocktail. 30 Days Wild is an awareness-raising campaign, launched by the The … Continue reading 30 Days Wild: Encouraging daily Random Acts of Wildness through June to connect with nature