Alongside David Attenborough’s recent Wild Isle series, the National Trust, RSPB and WWF came together to create the Save Our Wild Isles campaign
This is what they say:
The UK’s wildlife is amazing – but it’s in crisis. Over the last 50 years, 38 million birds have vanished from our skies, 97% of our wildflower meadows have been lost, and a quarter of all our mammals are now at risk of extinction.
We can’t just stand aside and watch this devastation continue. That’s why Save Our Wild Isles is the first major joint campaign from WWF-UK, the RSPB and the National Trust, calling for an immediate halt to the destruction of UK nature and urgent action for its recovery.
Saving Our Wild Isles film – Passionate people across the UK are working to bring nature back from the brink. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, commissioned by WWF, the RSPB and the National Trust, and produced by Silverback Films, get ready to be inspired by the new Saving Our Wild Isles film. Watch it here
A shorter series of films is also being produced in response to the Wild Isles series, including the film Catch-22 (20 mins)
Catch-22 reveals the devastating loss of nature in our marine environment and explores actions employees and businesses can take to reduce their impact. Look out for Arran COAST collaborator Bryce Stewart. He is based at the University of York, and has made many trips to research the Lamlash Bay No Take Zone over the years.
What the Save Our Wild Isles campaign is asking for:
There is just enough of the UK’s natural world still left to save, and if everyone – the public, communities businesses and leaders all urgently work together to aid its recovery, nature can begin to thrive again within the next few decades. We’re calling for:
• Everyone to act now for nature: making space for it, helping it in our everyday lives, and speaking up on its behalf. If enough of us demonstrate a love for nature that’s impossible to ignore, our leaders will listen and act.
• Businesses to put nature at the heart of every boardroom decision. Companies must publish their plans to become ‘nature positive’, just as many have for net zero.
• Our leaders to implement a crisis response to the nature emergency across all four nations, that will deliver faster on the promises they’ve made to halt the destruction of nature and speed its recovery.
For more information and ways to get involved see the Save Our Wild Isles website here
“We now have a few short years during which we can still make a choice. Where just enough remains of the natural world for it to recover. This starts and ends with us.” Sir David Attenborough