The natural world is in a critical condition. Let's put it into recovery.
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We love the classic children's novel 'The Wind in the Willows'. But when we re-imagined the tale for the 21st century, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, it was clear that it's not a happy story.
Since Kenneth Graeme’s beloved characters Toad, Badger, Ratty and Mole were first introduced almost 100 years ago, the UK has become one of the most nature-depleted nations in the world. Recent analysis in the 2019 State of Nature report shows that one in seven UK species are at risk of extinction today.
What's the solution?
There are various laws to protect nature (although they have not always been effective) but we do not have laws to support putting nature back.
A Nature Recovery Network (NRN) set in law will map the places where wildlife currently thrives and highlight the spaces where more habitat could be created, to connect these in a network that extends across landscapes, joining with others to form a national network through which wildife can be restored.
At the same time this will help to target investment and identify where regulations need to be better enforced. A NRN will also help meet targets for environmental improvement and nature’s recovery, and boost integration between national and local land-based regulation, spending, investment and action in turn ensuring better value for public money.
We want to see a Nature Recovery Network established through the Westminster Environment Bill, through Area Statements and in the Sustainable Land Management Bill in Wales, in a new Northern Ireland Environment Strategy, and in Scotland we need a National Ecological Network.
You can help!
Let's give wild spaces and wildlife across the UK the "happy ever after" they deserve...
We need your help to make this a reality. Using your views, we will influence new land-use policy across the UK. We'll share your story with politicians through a message book.
People in power can't ignore our collective voice. Your words will add weight to our call for proper mapping to show where existing wildlife needs protecting, where wild spaces and species levels can be restored and where we need more.
Use the simple form to show your support, and type in the box to tell us about the future you would rather see. To find out more about how a NRN will work and why this is important, click in the box below.