In September 2020, the UK Government announced a commitment to 30% of land for nature by 2030. Sadly, the UK’s National Parks and Areas of Natural Beauty are severely depleted of wildlife through overgrazing, poor management or intensive agricultural practices. Half of the Sites of Special Scientific Interest where nature is supposedly protected are in …
Ruth Pilbeam is a Rewilding Project Officer for Wild Peak and Peatlands Discovery, and Hollie Davis is a Team Wilder Community Engagement Assistant with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. They share varied ways of boosting nature’s recovery through individual and community engagement, providing inspiring stories of rewilding and nature-based activities.
George Jones is a wilder communities officer, and Ady Cox is a nature recovery advisor with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. Here, they talk about the Derwent Connections project, aiming to create and connect woodlands and reduce flood risk through collaborative work with landowners and community organisations.