Nottingham Wild Wall

Artist:
Alex Rubes

Species Info:
Beaver (Castor fiber)

Location:
NG5 6JG
Map below

Date Completed:
20th September 2021

Alex Rubes

Alex Rubes, a street artist who uses graphic designs that play with perception, has created our Nottingham Wild Wall. He has previously collaborated with organisations such as the Wildlife Trust, and his work can be found in Thailand, Europe and the UK.


Partners

Funders:
Beaver Trust, Kaye Brennan

Supporters:
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust


Political Engagement
  • 2021 is a critical year for the environment and will set the course for the next decade, with countries coming forward to set new climate and nature pledges for 2030.
  • Young people are calling for urgent action to address the crises facing nature and the climate. This year will lock in the actions countries will take by 2030.
  • Nature and climate are interlinked: climate change is one of the greatest threats to the natural world, but restoring nature can tackle climate change by locking away carbon in healthy ecosystems.

Aims:

  1. To put pressure on politicians in the lead up to COP26 to commit to protecting nature
  2. To increase awareness of issues surrounding local nature + biodiversity

Use our Hashtags

#WildWalls #NaturalKingdom  #COP26 #NatureCrisis #ClimateCrisis #UKYouthForNature #YouthForOurPlanet #GenerationRestoration #StreetArt #Beaver #AlexRubes #ForestDynamics

Premade Post (for socials)

A new habitat has arrived in Nottingham! This mural is part of @UKYouth4Nature‘s #Natural Kingdom: #WildWalls campaign, aiming to emphasise the links between the #ClimateCrisis and the UK’s #NatureCrisis 🌿 https://youthfornature.uk/natural-kingdom_wild-walls/

Image of Alex Rubes during painting of the mural

Resources

Species/habitat info and links:

Beavers are a continual revelation across forests around the UK. Not only do they breathe life back into the land but they help to control the flow of or waters and mitigate a lot of the issues surrounding flooding by reducing the flow of our rivers/ Not only this but they continue to do so without much stopping them, which is why to learn more you should follow these links. Woodland Trust, The Wildlife Trust, Guardian Article explaining the new legal portection Beaver’s now have.

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