On Saturday morning, Chris Packham joined hundreds of children and families as they marched through Green Park in central London to Buckingham Palace, calling on the Royals to rewild their land.
An extract from Chloé Valerie Harmsworth’s nature diary. In it she explores her local green spaces through the seasons, identifying and recording flora and fauna, and reflecting on numerous subjects.
Since the 1500s more than 133 UK species have become fully extinct within the UK, with many more currently at threat of going extinct. Many of these animals, surprisingly, are ones that you may even find in your garden throughout Britain.
Since moving back to my home region of East Anglia in 2019, I’ve been excited to get out an visit some of the progressive and innovative projects taking place across Norfolk and Suffolk — and although a certain pandemic slowed things down — I’m thrilled to now find myself able to get out amongst some of these rewilding hotspots.
The National Trust issues licences to hunts at various locations around the country. In 2020, following revelations from leaked Zoom webinars that trail hunting is nothing but a ‘smokescreen’, the Trust temporarily suspended all licences pending the ongoing police investigation and court case. This suspension remains in place — but now is the time to see it to be turned into a permanent ban; and you can help.
After years of uncertainty, England’s first wild breeding population of beavers for 400 years has been given the permanent right to remain in their East Devon river home.
Post-lockdown, the UK sits in an extraordinary melting pot of multiple biodiversity and environmental issues all coming together at once.