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Naturehood

A community project working to reverse wildlife decline.

Be part of Naturehood, and work with us to support local wildlife.

Naturehood empowers you to take positive action for wildlife in your own space, no matter how big or small. We publish one thing to do for wildlife every week of the year on our Facebook page, answer your questions and share fascinating facts about the wildlife you might see. 

You can get involved as a Naturehood Group Leader and set up your own Naturehood in your area. We provide resources to help you get started, get your neighbours involved and bring your community together to make a real difference for wildlife.

You can also complete surveys that contribute directly to our scientific research. We use this data to create evidence-based actions to help UK wildlife and reverse the trend of wildlife decline. These surveys also help to demonstrate the impact of your wildlife actions, and are a great way to meet the wildlife calling your space home.

Why do we need Naturehood?

Nature provides incredible benefits to people, from pollinating food crops and reducing flood risk to improving health and wellbeing. But space for nature is disappearing at an alarming rate. The latest State of Nature report revealed that in less than 50 years, 41% of all UK species have declined, largely as a result of human activity.

But with a little nurturing, nature can thrive in even the most unlikely places. Gardens, patios, balconies, allotments and communal green spaces are part of the solution. Domestic gardens cover an estimated 2-3% of the total surface area of the UK – almost twice the size of the Lake District! If we carefully manage these patches for wildlife, they can provide vital habitats for many of our declining species.

How can I get involved?

Naturehood is for everybody – no matter where you live, or how much time or experience you have. Get started by liking our Facebook page, so you can find one thing to do for wildlife every week and join the conversation with our scientists and the Naturehood community. 

We have nine main actions for wildlife that you can take in your space. These come with step-by-step guides, information and inspiration! 

You can find your local Naturehood group or start your own. We can make even more of an impact by working together!

Find out more

The 2019 State of Nature report

Learn more about the current health of British wildlife.

Photo credits: iStock/Nemanja Zotovic; iStock/Henrik_L

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