Bluebells at Spixworth Park by Neville Yardy 1/5
Avocet at Hickling Broad by Elizabeth Dack 2/5
6 spot burnet moth caterpillar at Catton Park by Sandi Monger 3/5
Oak tree by Elizabeth Dack 4/5
Grey seals by Helen Stanley 5/5

Help us to map nature's recovery

Friday 28 January, 2022

Do you know of some unloved places? Do you want special places to have more protection? Tell us about them!

We want you to help us show the UK Government that we must tackle the nature and climate crises by protecting nature.

The Wildlife Trusts are creating a map of areas across the UK that shows where people want to see nature recover, or where nature needs help to recover more quickly. In the future, these areas could help form a 'Wildbelt' of protected areas. These green spaces would allow nature to thrive, help soak up carbon emissions and help with extreme weather events.

We want to show our governments the spaces that we treasure. These spaces, if joined up, could allow plants, animals and water to move and thrive. The natural world needs to adapt to change and for it to do so, we need to provide space for wildlife.

Over 5,000 green spaces have already been identified on The Wildlife Trusts website and you can add your own special places to the map too.

To tell The Wildlife Trusts about the spaces that you treasure, visit the website and drop a pin on our map to highlight a place near you.

Maybe it's somewhere you love but want to see improved for nature with more green roofs on the buildings, or hedgerows along the roadsides nurtured so they explode with birdsong, or perhaps more street trees cooling and cleaning the air in our towns and cities. Or maybe it's a place with potential - an unloved patch of concrete where nature is just waiting to burst through, or a derelict park, or perhaps even a well used but nature-depleted green space down the road!

Once you've chosen the place that you want to protect, just tell us a little about why this space deserves to be loved and protected on the form. In the future, these areas could help form a 'Wildbelt' of protected areas.

Find out more about the 'Wildbelt' here.

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