How Birds Use Our Waters – Part 3: The High Seas

By Will Bevan This past month at UK Youth for Nature we have been celebrating our oceans and the incredible diversity of life which depends on them, including us. I have focused on birds as often overlooked inhabitants of the marine environment, heavily dependent on it as we are for food, the air we breathe,Continue reading “How Birds Use Our Waters – Part 3: The High Seas”

Our Nature Nearby campaign is Going National

As part of our Nature Nearby campaign, last year we sent a letter to Boris Johnson about equal access to nature. Now, we are expanding the campaign and today have sent letters to the governments of Scotland and Wales, with a letter to the government of Northern Ireland coming in the next few weeks. TheContinue reading “Our Nature Nearby campaign is Going National”

How Birds Use Our Waters – Part 2: UK Territorial Waters

By Will Bevan In my last blog post for UK Youth for Nature’s oceans campaign, I looked at how our coasts are crucial in supporting a huge diversity of bird species all year round. This time I’ll be travelling further out into our territorial waters, to see how the fate of the seabirds which callContinue reading “How Birds Use Our Waters – Part 2: UK Territorial Waters”

International Women’s Day 2021

Compiled by Danielle Shaw Today, people from around the globe are coming together to celebrate International Women’s Day. It brings an opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements and marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality. UK Youth for Nature would like to take this opportunity to amplify the voices of some of the conservationistsContinue reading “International Women’s Day 2021”

Burned into their memory: the fate of Englands’ peatlands

Peatlands remember. They remember the way the climate has changed over thousands of years by the shifting pollen grains they hold. They remember brutal sacrifices from the Iron Age by their careful swaddling of perfect human corpses. They remember pollution 800 years ago with increased lead deposits. They remember us testing nuclear weapons by the radioactiveContinue reading “Burned into their memory: the fate of Englands’ peatlands”

Protect Peatlands, #BanTheBurn

UK peatlands store 20 years’ worth of the UK’s annual emissions of carbon below the ground, store water, and provide habitat for rare wildlife such as golden plover, curlews, and sundew plants. But in England many peatlands are still set fire to every year, as grouse moors burn the heather. It is claimed that thisContinue reading “Protect Peatlands, #BanTheBurn”