30% Wild

We can only thrive if nature thrives.

Britain should be teeming with wildlife but everything, from songbirds to insects and plankton is collapsing.

By protecting, restoring and regenerating species-rich mosaics of habitats, “rewilding” helps reverse biodiversity loss and bring back the abundance of Britain’s wildlife.

Rewilding presents opportunities for communities to diversify and create more resilient, nature based economies – and reconnects us with the wonders of wild nature, improving physical and mental health.

A growing number of organisations, including the 2022 United Nations Biodiversity Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, are calling for 30% of land and sea to be restored for nature by 2030. And in a recent speech the UK government made a similar commitment.

So what has this to do with Wheatley?

Everything. This is not just a scheme for others to do while we just watch and read about it all.

“Sustainable Wheatley” is proposing that everyone who owns a piece of land however small (a window box even) could join in this venture by allowing 30% of this land to return to nature.

Then, what Wheatley does today the rest of the country could do tomorrow.

Get in touch for support with identifying what wildlife habitat is best in your plot and how to transition to a wildlife friendly way of gardening.