Wilder Future

Barn owl on fence post

It's not too late to bring wildlife back

Since we first met Badger, Ratty and friends in 1908, the UK has become one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world. The Wildlife Trusts have reimagined Wind in the Willows in 2019, shedding light on some of the problems our wildlife faces every day. We've reached a point where our natural world is in critical condition and needs our help to put it into recovery.

It's not too late to bring our wildlife back, but we must act now!

Join our campaign for a #WilderFuture

Kenneth Grahame wrote Wind in the Willows just over a hundred years ago. Since then, many of the UK's wild places have been lost. 

97% of lowland meadows and the beautiful wildflowers, insects, mammals and birds that they supported have disappeared.

80% of our beautiful purple heathlands have vanished. 

Kenneth Grahame's Ratty - the water vole - is the UK's most rapidly declining mammal and has been lost from 94% of places where they were once prevalent and their range is continuing to contract. 

Toad is also finding that times are very tough: He has lost nearly 70% of his own kind in the last 30 years alone - and much more than that in the last century. 

About the Wilder Future campaign

The Wilder Future campaign is about advocating for political change as well as asking people to take small 'personal' actions where they live to help wildlife. The idea is that these individual actions add up to something much bigger across the country.

Join our campaign for a #WilderFuture

A Nature Recovery Network

Watch David Attenborough explain why we need a Nature Recovery Network.

Help us make the next chapter for wildlife a safer, healthier and happier one, where nature is in recovery, not in danger.