Wales’ largest conservation charities urge action to ‘Save Our Wild Isles’

Save Our Wild Isles Wales

Wales is one of the top 10% most nature depleted countries in the world – which is why WWF Cymru, RSBP Cymru and National Trust Cymru have joined together in a major campaign, calling for an immediate halt to the destruction of UK nature.

The nation’s biggest conservation organisations – WWF, RSPB, National Trust – alongside experts from the Open University, recently hosted a special nature event and immersive film screening to showcase Wales’ amazing natural habitats and urge the people of Wales to add their voice to the People’s Plan for Nature

Save Our Wild Isles – Wales

The ‘Save Our Wild Isles – Wales’ event, hosted at CultVR Labs in Cardiff – an  immersive arts venue with a 12-foot, 360-degree dome – premiered an immersive nature film, voiced by students from Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera and Cefn Saeson Comprehensive School.

The film calls for an immediate  halt to the destruction of Welsh wildlife and urgent action for its recovery.

Alongside the film, the event included four ‘Nature Zones’, each representing a different habitat of our wild isles – oceans, freshwater, grasslands and woodland – with nature ambassadors and climate experts sharing their experiences and perspective on being part of the solution, already working to restore and protect nature in Wales. 

Centred around the Save Our Wild Isles campaign, the event served as a reminder that everyone can get involved to help nature recover, reverse the harm caused over the last two centuries – and add their voice to The People’s Plan for Nature.

Created for the people, by the people of the UK through an independent and impartial process, The People’s Plan for Nature calls for urgent, immediate action from everyone to protect and restore nature for future generations.

Gareth Clubb, Director of WWF Cymru said:

Although the evidence shows us that nature in Wales is in worrying decline, it doesn’t mean it’s too late to turn things around. We have solutions, what we need now is for governments, businesses and people to join us and play their part in restoring Welsh nature.

“The Save Our Wild Isles campaign and this event has been brought about by the desire to work in partnership as the largest conservation charities in the UK in order to make change happen. We need everyone to act – there is much to transform, and increasingly little time to do so. But with immediate and radical action we can still stop the loss of nature and set it on the road to recovery.”

Alun Prichard,  Director, RSPB Cymru, said:

“We are thrilled to have come together for this one-off special event to launch our Save Our Wild Isles campaign, calling on people from all walks of life to speak up for nature.

“Our globally important seabirds, Celtic rainforests and marine life is all at risk as we push nature to the brink. We have an exciting opportunity to bring about real change by taking action and bringing our Wild Isles back to life.”

You can add your voice to the People’s Plan for Nature by clicking here.

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