Wilder Future

Create a #WilderFuture with us

Jon Hawkins

It’s not too late to bring our wildlife back but we must act now

Join the Wilder Future campaign and help write a better future for wildlife. 

Sadly, since the story of Badger, Ratty, and friends was written in 1908, the UK has become one of the most nature-depleted nations in the world. The State of Nature 2019 report shows that one in seven UK species are at risk of extinction today. 

We’ve imagined what The Wind in the Willows would look like in 2019 in our animated The Wind in the Willows trailer, and it’s not a happy story. But the story doesn't have the end here.

We are calling for a Nature Recovery Network, where wildlife and wild places are not only protected, they're also restored and connected.

Join the campaign and tell your politicians that we need a Nature Recovery Network. 

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David Attenborough explains a Nature Recovery Network

Campaign Film

More about the Wilder Future Campaign

The Wilder Future campaign is about building support for new laws that not only protect wildlife but help to put it into recovery.  It is also about people taking individual action where they live.  We want to put wildlife back on the map.

We launched The Wind in the Willows film trailer on 28th March 2019 to inspire more people to get involved and build momentum towards a #WilderFuture. The Wildlife Trusts want to create a tipping point of 1 in 4 people taking part.

The campaign is calling for Nature Recovery Networks to protect existing wildlife sites and map out where wildlife ought to be.  This will join-up important places for wildlife and also allow more people to live closer to nature.

Nature Recovery Network maps must be required by law and the campaign is calling for:

  • The Westminster Government to put this in its upcoming Environment Bill;  
  • The Welsh Government to do this through a Sustainable Land Management Bill;
  • A Nature Recovery Network established in a new Northern Ireland Environment Strategy; and
  • An ecological network across Scotland, set in law.

Join the campaign for a wilder future

Watch Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad as they begin their search for a wilder future...

You can support our campaign for a wilder future by becoming a member of London Wildlife Trust. Our members make it possible for us to stand up for wildlife today, tomorrow, and for future generations.

Join us today