Few of us can have failed to notice recent headlines proclaiming the ongoing loss of the UK’s flora and fauna. The State of Nature report 2019 paints a bleak picture: 15% of our species face extinction. Since 1970, 41% of species studied have declined and 133 species have already been lost from the UK. The losses show no signs of slowing.
Fortunately, the UK has a network of independent Wildlife Trusts working hard to make the UK a better place for people and wildlife. The Wildlife Trusts are the largest UK voluntary organisation dedicated to conserving the full range of the UK’s habitats and species.
My local trust, The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country is an independent charity uniquely protecting the wildlife of Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall. The Trust works to conserve biodiversity, improve the environment and raise awareness and understanding of wildlife issues. I have been both a member of the Trust and active conservation volunteer for several years.
I am now pleased to announce that I shall be increasing my support by fundraising in aid of The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country. From 2020, 5% of the price of all bookings to Julian Cartwright Mountain Adventures will be donated to The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country. Let’s go walking for wildlife!
Find out more about The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country here: www.bbcwildlife.org.uk