This article was originally published on National Geographic.


“Skies filled with birds, infinite clouds of insects, armies of invertebrates, vast expanses of wetland and wild landscapes, seas teeming with life: to ecologists, this is an increasingly nostalgic scenario. To recapture it, the UK needs to restore its abundance of nature, revive ecosystem processes, and reverse the UK’s status as one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world.

This is according to the new head of the Wildlife TrustsDr Craig Bennett. In a rallying call to the country as he took up his position in early April, Bennett said the UK must treat the nature and climate emergencies as genuine emergencies, committing to bold action – and engaging the nation in a campaign to become the first industrialised country to reboot and rebuild its natural world.

“We want to double the space for nature on land and sea in the UK, to make sure we go from about 15% of our land being managed for nature to about 30% to support nature’s recovery,” he said.”

Read on at: National Geographic