Our Strategy for a Wilder Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Our future has to be wilder.
This is our response to the nature emergency.
We will need your help to deliver it.
We’ve lost so much already
You might remember that the state of nature was different when you were growing up, but subtle changes easily go unnoticed. Subsequent generations have unknowingly accepted this creeping impoverishment. Wildlife is in freefall and yet, for many, the present paucity of nature is seen as normal.
This is not normal.
Our work will focus on achieving our connected goals:
- more people on nature’s side
- more space for wildlife to thrive
- reduced pressure on the environment
Through our two key programmes:
Team Wilder and Wilder Land & Sea
We recognise that, in order to tip the balance, we need many more people on nature’s side. Without this we cannot hope to put nature into recovery.
We want to see 1 in 4 people connecting with wildlife and taking action for nature’s recovery.
This is vital if we are to create more space for wildlife to thrive and reduce wider pressures on the environment.
Wilder Land & Sea
Space for wildlife on our land and in our seas is being constantly squeezed: Built over, bruised, bashed, and beaten. We need to stop abusing it with chemicals and pollution. We have to give nature space and time to breathe and recover.
Wilder Land & Sea
We need at least a third of land and sea to be wilder and where wildlife is recovering.
We need the pressure on nature reduced everywhere else.
We want to see nature recovering, ecosystems restored and wildlife returning.
Read Wilder 2030
Creating a wilder Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Read Debbie Tann’s, CEO of Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, full speech from the Wilder Conference here.
Now we need your help to bring it to life and make our vision of a wilder, wonderful future a reality.
We are looking for pioneers and partners.
If you want to talk to us about making your life, your home or your community wilder, get in touch.
If you think your workplace or business could do things differently, we can help.
If you have an idea, we’d love to hear it.
If you can give time, money, space or skills, please do.
Creating Wilder 2030
Our strategy has been informed by the conversations, ideas and evidence we have gathered over the past year.
It has been shaped by the thousands of people who have told us they are worried about the state of our seas and rivers, plummeting wildlife numbers and the threat of climate breakdown, and those that want to do something about it.
Thanks you to everyone who has fed into our plan.
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