Wildlife & Biodiversity

Most people aren't aware of how severely UK wildlife is suffering. More than 40% of species have declined since 1970, and every day more than fifty urban trees disappear. But loss of wildlife and biodiversity is of course not contained to the UK.

All over the world, habitats and wildlife are threatened by urban sprawl, development, logging and poaching. In the case of forests, they are not only an important habitat for millions of species, but they also play a crucial role in mitigating the effects of climate change by sequestering carbon, soaking up manmade pollutants and producing oxygen.

In terms of our relationship with nature, more of us are realising the importance of access to green spaces. Worryingly, the RSPB believes that only one in five children in the UK have an adequate level of connection to nature and demographic data paints a worrying portrait about postcode and racial inequities.

To protect the natural world, we must invest in worldwide conservation projects alongside educational projects aimed at upskilling the next generation of conservationists.

3 Charities

Tythe supports these wildlife & biodiversity charities, selected by experts because of their high impact.

World Land Trust

World Land Trust

·Global
worldlandtrust.org

Patronised by Sir David Attenborough himself, the World Land Trust is an international conservation charity focused on protecting the world's most threatened habitats and wildlife.

Through a winning combination of land acquisition, reforestation and reserve management, the WLT have successfully protected forests, grasslands, wetlands and mountains from the threat of development, logging and poaching.

By partnering with a worldwide network of conservation NGOs and through their public figure contacts, the charity is able to have a wide-reaching impact. To date, they've protected over 2 million acres of land and have planted over 2 million trees as well as successfully intercepting environmentally harmful development projects.

Why we think they're great

WLT recognises the importance of land being owned by local people and we have big respect for that. By placing land in the hands of local conservation experts and by employing local people they've been able to empower communities and raise environmental awareness.

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Action for Conservation

Action for Conservation

·UK
actionforconservation.org

It's a scary thought - that if children and young people lose contact with nature, they are less likely to fight to protect it as they get older. It's this thought that drives the work of Action for Conservation, a UK charity that aims to empower young people to take action to protect the environment.

Through their residential conservation camps and WildED workshops run in schools, the charity set out to inspire, educate and reconnect children with the wonders of the natural world. But this is about more than just education and reconnection. It's about action, as children are encouraged to pitch ideas for, and initiate their own conservation projects.

Why we think they're great

This charity has foresight and that's unique. They see the seriousness of a world in which people aren't engaged with nature and they're acting on it while we still have time. Through a belief in young people to drive change, and by making workshops accessible to all kids, regardless of circumstance, they're creating a youth movement committed to conservation.

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Trees for Cities

Trees for Cities

·UK
treesforcities.org

Everyone knows trees are a tour de force in the fight against climate change. But whereas most tree planting initiatives focus on rural locations, Trees for Cities recognizes just how crucial trees are to our urban environments.

Beyond the obvious aesthetic benefit of planting trees in cities, it's estimated that each year, London's trees remove 2.4 million tonnes of air pollution. They're essential in protecting cities from flooding, they provide habitats for various species and have been proven to reduce stress levels. Is there anything trees can't do?

But because of ageing trees and due to felling as a result of urban sprawl, their effect is being diminished. In response, Trees for Cities are working with communities all over the world, to plant more trees and ensure the lungs of our cities are restored.

Why we think they're great

This charity is all about the trees. But it's also about so much more. By working alongside schools and community groups, the charity is focused on educating a new generation of people who understand the importance of caring for our planet. Establishing edible playgrounds, leading woodland projects for kids and redesigning school playgrounds to mitigate against air pollution, are just some of the things they do.

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