The 2019 state of nature report has revealed that wildlife is in a state of rapid decline, which has been taking place at an alarming rate since 1970. England’s biodiversity is swiftly diminishing, with thirteen percent of species presently threatened with extinction from Great Britain. However, all is not lost, as organisations such as the Lancashire Wildlife Trust are proactively fighting back. The Trust passionately supports a nature recovery network, which will aide wildlife in its recovery, and allow it to flourish in wondrous natural environments.
N is for... Nature
The Lancashire Wildlife Trust has already made a great start in assisting natures recovery by providing habitats and landscapes where wildlife can prosper since 1962. Two particularly pertinent examples of nature recovery in practice are your local nature reserve, Brockholes, and our sister site in Rufford, Mere Sands Wood. Both sites illuminate the possibilities available to us as a society, whereby old industrial land in the form of a quarry and sand extraction site have been wonderfully reclaimed by nature. This demonstrates that with hard work and dedication even the most unlikely of places can be transformed into idyllic havens for wildlife.
However, a Nature Recovery Network is not just for large wildlife organisations, you can also take part. Connecting our nature network with every town and city is vitally important, from rewilding gardens to canvassing your local council to plant more street trees. These small yet hugely significant actions will allow us to begin re-stitching Britain’s frayed natural landscape and build a future which is bright for wildlife once again.
Also, as part of effectively implementing a Nature Recovery Network, we need your support in gaining a new environment act, which will effectively protect wildlife and wild places for the future. You can aide us in achieving this goal by contacting your local MP, and expressing your concerns about the plight of nature, and why the Environment Act is so important to you.