Nature’s restoration is an agenda for all

The Oxford Real Farming Conference takes place today and tomorrow (January 4th and 5th). Our Rural Enterprise Director Patrick Begg has been speaking at the session on rewilding and farming and sets out his thoughts on the debate below. Let’s start with some heresy: I’m sad about this but rewilding has become a loaded term…

A Greener UK

Today sees the launch of Greener UK, a new coalition of 13 organisations who’ve come together to make sure that the environment doesn’t get forgotten about as the UK sets out on a new course towards leaving the EU. Membership of the EU has had an impact on the UK’s environment. EU directives have pushed…

COP22: My reflections, lessons learned and highlights from my first COP experience

In this blog the Fit For The Future Network Manager, Chloe Hampson, shares six personal reflections from this year’s Climate Change conference, where she joined the International National Trusts Organisation (INTO) to represent the Network. The United Nations 22nd Conference on Climate Change (COP22) officially closed on Friday. With negotiations completed more quickly than in…

We all have a stake in the British countryside

Yesterday, WWF-UK, RSPB, the Wildlife Trusts and the National Trust set out our call for a new approach from the UK and devolved governments to our countryside and wildlife. At the heart of this new approach should be a new way to support farmers, one that recognises and rewards them for their role as custodians…

Celebrating AONBs in Outstanding Week

For many people, our outstanding landscapes and beautiful coast and countryside are what make us proud of our country – and one of the biggest draws for overseas visitors too. Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) help keep these areas special. And this week these precious landscapes are being celebrated, as Outstanding Week gets underway.…