Common Bottlenose Dolphin – Natural Kingdom: Wild Walls

(Also known as Tursiops truncatus) By Claudia Villacian Casado Natural Kingdom: Wild Walls are a series of wildlife and nature murals in cities and towns across the UK. These murals represent our collective concern about the loss of wildlife and climate change in the UK, and internationally. Working with communities, young people, partners, and artistsContinue reading “Common Bottlenose Dolphin – Natural Kingdom: Wild Walls”

How Birds Use Our Waters – Part 1: Coastal Birds

By Will Bevan When thinking about animals which use the marine environment, birds might not be the first to come to mind. However, the UK is responsible for globally important numbers of birds which use our shores and seas in some way. As part of UK Youth for Nature’s oceans campaign, I’ll be journeying fromContinue reading “How Birds Use Our Waters – Part 1: Coastal Birds”

The power of Awe: How nature changed my outlook on my place in the world

By Ella Gregory Nature has an almost hidden power to elicit grand emotions from us. This concept, in literature, is called the sublime and is defined by the Tate as ‘a quality of greatness or grandeur that inspires awe and wonder…a source of inspiration for artists and writers, particularly in relation to the natural landscape.‘Continue reading “The power of Awe: How nature changed my outlook on my place in the world”

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”

Why we must protect our vanishing species

By Monica K Bhatia We as humans can often get so caught up in our hectic urban lives, spending all day seeing only other people. It can be easy then, to forget that we cohabit our spaces with many other species. Can you guess how many we share the UK with? 70,000. That is 70,000Continue reading “Why we must protect our vanishing species”

We’re recruiting for our Advisory Committee!

We know that there are a  number of areas where we know we can improve our performance, knowledge and outcomes. An Advisory Committee would help us to ensure that our actions as an organisation and a movement are as impactful as they can be and are embedded in evidence, accuracy, and expertise.  We are currentlyContinue reading “We’re recruiting for our Advisory Committee!”

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”

Letter to the UK Government on peat burning

We have today (15th October 2020), along with A Focus on Nature and Re-Peat, written to the Government calling on them to ban peat burning. Here’s the full text of our letter. To: Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, Secretary of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Rt Hon George Eustice MP, SecretaryContinue reading “Letter to the UK Government on peat burning”