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We are facing a nature and climate crisis and people are less connected with nature than ever before. The UK is one of the most nature depleted countries in the world. Today, 41% of species are in decline and tragically 15% are at risk of extinction. This includes species such as Bats and Hedgehogs. Collectively we must act now to reverse the decline in wildlife and wild spaces and reconnect everybody with nature.
Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is a local conservation charity working to protect wildlife. We believe wildlife should be able to thrive alongside our everyday lives and that everyone benefits from having access to nature. Our experiences during the pandemic have clearly demonstrated the valued role nature plays in people’s health and wellbeing.
If we work together as a community, nature will recover and we will create a greener, sustainable and wilder future. Actions we take locally will have an effect on the global climate crisis. Healthy, biodiverse habitats are better at storing carbon than degraded ones, so what we do to restore our natural world will have a positive effect on carbon reduction. The more space we create for wildlife in Hertfordshire and Middlesex, the bigger the impact on carbon reduction globally and the better able nature will be to meet the challenges of a changing climate.
The Trust has over 22,000 members and is the leading voice for wildlife conservation in Hertfordshire and Middlesex. With a team of volunteers, the Trust cares for wild places – including over 40 nature reserves - so that nature can thrive. We help people experience the wildlife on their doorsteps and to take action to protect it.
We have some of the best examples of oak-hornbeam woodlands in the south east of England, and some of the world’s rarest rivers – chalk streams like the Mimram, Ash and Rib – which total around just 200 in the entire world and provide homes for beloved British wildlife such as endangered Water Voles and iconic Kingfishers.
In 2020, we published Hertfordshire’s State of Nature report in which we called for 30% of land managed for wildlife by 2030. From gardens to local parks and from farms to nature reserves, everywhere and everyone has a role to play in making more space for nature and helping us to connect with wildlife.
With your support you can help us to maintain and restore important local wild places now and for future generations. Thank you for supporting your local wildlife.
Visit the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust website for more information about our important local conservation work: www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/