Let nature sing
The songbirds and music makers we love are at risk of going silent. But we’re at a unique point in history, where we can shape a future where wildlife can thrive. Will you join us at the start of a conservation movement?
Let Nature Sing
Can you remember the last time you heard birds singing, the soothing call of a cuckoo echoing across the landscape or the chirp of crickets in the long grass? Nature’s song has provided the soundtrack to our countryside for centuries and its beauty has inspired us all.
But there is a real danger that our countryside could fall silent.
Since 1970, we have lost more than half of the UK’s cuckoos and skylarks, and a staggering 98% of our turtle doves. And it’s not just birds that are in trouble. More than half of the UK’s species are declining – including much-loved wildlife like hedgehogs and water voles – and many could soon be lost forever. The sad fact is that our nature is falling silent.
It’s a shocking and sobering thought, but it’s not too late to save nature – if we act now.
The UK is at a crossroads
As politicians renegotiate our relationship with the European Union and decide on the policies that will shape our countryside for years to come, we have a historic opportunity to get nature firmly on the political agenda. We need governments across the UK to step up their ambitions and establish world-leading new laws that will drive the recovery of the nature on our doorstep – and in doing so, inspire other countries to act.
If enough of us speak up for nature, our voices will be heard. Will you join us at the start of the journey to let nature sing?
What nature needs
If we truly want to reverse wildlife declines, be surrounded by healthy countryside and seas, and have safe, clean air to breathe, we need:
- Ambitious and binding targets for nature’s recovery, set in law, that politicians must meet.
- Environmental laws that are strengthened, not weakened.
- A reformed system of farm subsidies that rewards the way landowners manage their land, not just how much land they happen to have.
- A world-leading, independent environmental watchdog or watchdogs to hold governments across the UK to account and ensure we leave our natural heritage in a far better state than we found it.
The more of you who add your voices, the louder our call becomes. Take action today and help let nature sing.
Join us and let nature sing.
Some of the most memorable sounds of our countryside are disappearing fast. Wearing beautiful handmade masks of seven key threatened species, Nature’s Choir have added their voices to the campaign. Singing a stunning new arrangement of the traditional folk song ‘The Cuckoo’ are a house sparrow, skylark, starling, turtle dove, natterjack toad, yellowhammer, and the cuckoo itself.