"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead, American anthropologist, 1901-1978
Around the world, there are many groups of committed people who are making sure wildlife have the space they need to survive and thrive. Please find a group to join so that you can be a part of their journey to help wildlife. If we all pull together, we can really power through change for the better. The more of us who help create, protect, care for and save existing and new spaces, the better.
Dates: 25 November to 3 December 2023 - it's National Tree Week. Find out more 28 November is Giving Tuesday and the 28 November to 5 December is the Big Give Christmas Challenge. Find out more.
It's time for Giving Tuesday (28th November 2023) and the Big Give Christmas Challenge (28th November 2023 from midday to 5th December 2023). There are a number of animal and conservation/environmental charities taking part - find out more about it. One of them is the UK registered charity, the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, as you can see from the video. Find out more here.
The 20th October is International Sloth Day. It's a chance to find out more about the species, the threats facing them and how we can help them. An umbrella species, their survival depends on a rich, diverse, intact envrionment - they rely on various trees for food and shelter. Protect sloths, and we can protect lots of other species depending on the same habitat.
Conservation charity's appeal for hugely loved Pinewoods area of Harrogate is successful! The appeal was launched by the Pinewoods Conservation Group who work to protect and conserve the environment in the area.
The 11th to 25th October 2023 is Big Match Fortnight for the World Land Trust, and this year, the appeal is Columbia's Forests of Mist, to protect the hidden life of the Guanacas. Lots of species and local people will benefit, as will the nature supporting them. Find out more here.
This programme was on the TV recently, presented by Steve Backshall. The footage was amazing and if you saw it, and want to find out more about how you can help badgers, it's a good time to do it, as it's #Brocktober - a great chance to get involved!
Those amazing people at the Koala Clancy Foundation have great news for koalas and other wildlife - they've all been very busy planting trees and they've hit over 30,000 trees in 2023! This just shows what can be done when groups of people work together for a cause. Find out more
The book "Earthshot" says that you and I can be part of the problem facing the planet - or we can be part of the solution. Two things we can do is to protect the natural world and to reduce our impact. "Urgency + Optimism = Action."
From ponds and rivers to mountains and deserts, wildlife need space to survive and thrive. You and I can help save, protect and care for this habitat, and help create more space for wildlife. We share the planet with them.