AN AMBITIOUS plan from Warwickshire Wildlife Trust aims to bring wildlife back to Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull.
The conservation charity has launched its national ’30 by 30 Appeal’ with a target of £3million to buy land and create more wildlife habitats across the country. Each of the trusts is aiming to acquire 30 per cent of land solely for wildlife by 2030.
Across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull, wildlife habitats are currently at around 13 per cent and the local branch plans to double this through the purchase of ‘low value wildlife’ land to restore lost habitats and reconnect people with nature.
The organisation intends to convert low-grade agricultural land into nature areas near homes where the potential for biodiversity gain is greatest. The areas will be transformed into new species-rich wild areas that will be freely accessible to people and will help capture carbon and prevent flooding.
Actor Alison Steadman, and ambassador for The Wildlife Trusts said: “Over the last few years, I have been in awe of young people’s concern for the planet, the school strikes and their passion for the natural world. The older generation, too, have been marching for change because they remember a time when things were different.
“I am supporting The Wildlife Trusts’ inspiring 30 by 30 appeal because we all need nature in our lives once more. This ambitious campaign will unite people in working for a common goal that benefits us all – one of nature’s recovery. We can all do something to help wildlife thrive again – we must do this for nature, for ourselves and for future generations.”
Visit www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk to find out more.