England is considered to be one of the most densely populated countries in the world. The fact of this, is probably a major contribution as to the reason of why many English people have developed a great love for England’s wildspaces (ref. RL – Wildspaces of England) and the wildlife that lives there. For ease of reference we have created categories of wildspaces ~
England’s Seas, National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bays & Shingle Beaches, Canals & Tunnels, Caves & Mines, Cemeteries & Churchyards, Copses & Woods, England’s Oak trees, Estuaries & Mudflats, Farms (Organic) & Fields (Margins), Fens & Forests, Heaths & Commons, Hedgerows & Verges, Lakes & Reservoirs, Local Nature Reserves, Marshes & Meres, Meadows (Lowland & Upland), Moors & Mountains, National Nature Reserves, Ponds & Rock Pools, Rivers & Streams, Rocky Cliffs & Rocky Islands, Sandy Shores & Sand-dunes, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Wild Gardens and Window Boxes (ref. RL – England’s Seas; RL – National Parks; RL – Ancient Fens; RL – Ancient Forests; RL – Bottomless Bogs; RL – Brilliant Bays; RL – Captivating Caves; Colourful Cliffs; RL – England’s Oak Trees; RL – Hedgerows; RL – London’s Magnificent 7 Cemeteries; RL – Magical Marshes; RL – Marvellous Mountains; RL – Mysterious Moors; RL – Ponds; RL – Rock Pools; RL – Resplendent Rivers; RL – Seashores; RL – Wildflower Meadows; RL – Wild Gardens; RL – Window Boxes)
Despite this very English love affair with the wildworld, English native wildlife is generally in decline and many species are facing an increasing threat of extinction.
Much of this decline and extinction risk is not particularly to do with a lack of love for wildlife, nor a lack of resources, nor a lack of scientific knowledge… It is more to do with a lack of awareness or careful thought within our society. Each careless decision contributes in some way to a deadly chain of events – each individual event adding to the one – commonly resulting in a deathly dearth in numbers and sometimes leading to a sad eventual extinction:
- The unnecessarily large quantities of super concentrated bleach put in the toilet with no thought of the pollution consequences to our rivers & seas
- The overuse of chemical pesticides and fertilisers when more soil-healthy and wildlife-friendly alternatives are reasonable choices
- The present day plastic pollution phenomenon caused by the indiscriminate use and casual disposal of plastic packaging, cups, cotton buds, straws, micro-cleaners and shopping bags
How to help safeguard our wildspaces! ~
Learning more about our native wildlife is a great start to safeguarding our wildspaces. Wildlife is all around us because wildspaces are all around us. From the seas around our shores to the window boxes in the streets of our towns and cities – give some careful thought to the health and beauty of our wildspaces.
More plentiful wildlife can be a feature of our day-to-day life; If we so wish.
Join our SOS campaign and why not plant some wild flowers in your window box.
our SOS campaign ……. Save Our Seas – help Safeguard