Appeal to say thank you to wildlife

It’s time to give something back to nature according to the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside. It believes the best way to do that is to create Nature Recovery Networks across the region. Individual nature havens do not work without pathways for wildlife to wander and grow.

The Trust is starting an appeal to raise £10,000 to help them continue to create Nature Recovery Networks close to you. We have teamed up with The Big Give who will match every pound you donate, meaning we have a chance to raise £20,000 to make a real difference to local wildlife.

Campaigns Manager Alan Wright said: “My daily walks in nature have been the only escape from lockdown and the heartbreaking news we have had from the pandemic.

“Getting out into nature has put a smile on my face, blackbirds singing, butterflies fluttering around, the smell of wild garlic, the sight of bluebells and a weasel hunting along a river bank.

“These experiences have raised my spirits and helped me to put my worries aside every day, we cannot let them disappear for future generations. That is the crisis that we are facing unless we do something about it, now.”

The Wildlife Trust is asking people to think big and join up nature by creating recovery networks before it’s too late. They want to create a movement where wildlife and people thrive together.

Wildlife is disappearing at an alarming rate – some are calling it the next mass extinction – and the threat of climate catastrophe is a constant worry.

Alan said: “We can all do something about this, putting nature into recovery and creating a society where people and wildlife live in harmony and help each other through bad times.”

The Wildlife Trust wants nature to be a part of everyone’s everyday life, joining up our wildlife and natural systems and creating places where communities can enjoy the huge health benefits of time spent with nature.

It works to create habitats for wildlife and offers opportunities for people to get out into these wild places or to create their own nature reserves at home. Every garden or park can be part of the Nature Recovery Network across the region.

You can help by donating to our Creating Nature Recovery Networks appeal. There has never been a better time to support your local wildlife.  If you donate via our campaign page on The Big Give during April 22nd at 12 noon, to April 29th at 12 noon, you can make one donation, with double the impact. Just follow this link and play your part in nature’s recovery. https://donate.thebiggive.org.uk/campaign/a056900001ooJ7IAAU

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