As I continue to gather the years in my retirement, it is sad to reflect upon the many changes that have taken place in my lifetime regarding native wildlife of Britain.
Between 1970 and 2013, 56% of UK species have experienced decline, with many now threatened by extinction. I lament the loss of our hedgehog population, with a 50% reduction in numbers since only the year 2000, and with Skylarks down 59% in the last 50 years, and Lapwings down 64%, the list is long and depressing.
With this worrying decline in native species in mind, Chris Packham has recently collaborated with Patrick Barkham and Robert McFarlane to produce an excellent publication titled ‘The People’s Manifesto for Wildlife’.
It contains 200 different ideas for change that could be implemented straight away, many of them directly relevant in a classroom context. This is certain to be useful resource in any school, and I urge you to take a look.
This free publication can be downloaded as a PDF document from Chris Packham’s web site:
Or from the direct link below: