The RSPB has today launched a campaign to help tackle the housing crisis facing the UK’s threatened wildlife.
Giving Nature a Home will urge the nation to provide a place for wildlife in their own gardens and outside spaces.
The charity hopes to inspire people in Kent to help towards creating a million new homes for nature across the UK.
The launch of the campaign comes a month after 25 wildlife organisations, including the RSPB, released the groundbreaking State of Nature report revealing 60 per cent of the wildlife species studied have declined over recent decades.
Many garden favourites in Kent were among the creatures shown to be in serious trouble including starlings, hedgehogs, some butterflies and ladybirds. All are in danger of further declines unless more is done to provide better habitats.
Getting individuals and families from Kent to act for nature in their own gardens is the first part of a package of actions that the RSPB is launching in response to the State of Nature. Over the course of the next few months, the charity will be outlining what businesses, communities and politicians can do, as well as detailing the RSPB’s own plans for saving nature.
Visit the new ‘giving nature a home‘ micro-site for more information and ideas on actions you can take.