Restoring and protecting our Wild Isles

“Never has there been a more important time to invest in our own wildlife, to try and set an example for the rest of the world and restore our once wild isles for future generations.” 

David Attenborough

There’s something special about UK wildlife. If you’ve been following the BBC’s Wild Isles programme, you’ll have gained an insight into how significant the British Isles are for nature, but how fragile our species and their habitats are. This groundbreaking five-part series co-produced with WWF, RSPB and the National Trust explores and celebrates four key habitats found in the UK and Ireland: grasslands, woodlands, freshwater, and marine. It also includes an additional documentary Saving Our Wild Isles telling the stories of people working hard to restore biodiversity across the UK.

The series which sheds light on what we have already lost and stand to lose, couldn’t be more timely. The UK is one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world, with many species and habitats on an alarming downward trend in health and abundance. Wild Isles raises the question that A Rocha UK has been wrestling with for over 20 years now: how can our remaining nature not just be protected, but actually regenerated. for future generations? A Rocha UK and partners are helping species and habitats across the UK, with many effective projects in three of the four key habitats covered by the Wild Isles series.

Read on to hear how we are working and collaborating with others to protect and restore Woodlands, Grasslands and Freshwater habitats, and find out how you can get involved.

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Saving Our Wild Isles Documentary

Saving Our Wild Isles, is a special documentary commissioned by the RSPB, WWF and the National Trusts accompanying the BBC Wild Isles series. It tells the stories of people working across the British Isles to restore biodiversity and  shows how restoring nature in the UK will have far reaching benefits for ourselves, our Wild Isles and the planet.

As a supporter of A Rocha UK, why not host a viewing party inviting your friends, family or church to watch the documentary together and share ideas of what you can do to protect and restore nature on our Wild Isles?