Our Hero – Ben Barker
Ben is one of AWT’s MY Wild City champions who has been incredibly proactive in initiating conservation work, getting people to grow wilder gardens, monitoring wildlife in BS3 and is now looking to work with others to extend this across Bristol.
About the Nominating Organisation – Avon Wildlife Trust
Avon Wildlife Trust is the largest local charity working to protect wildlife and inspire people in the West of England. We work across the old county of Avon and cover the four local authority areas of Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, and North Somerset.
We care for 30 nature reserves – from ancient bluebell woods to Iron Age forts, nationally important wetlands which are a haven for rare, wading birds, and wildflower meadows. Our educational and community programmes help people of all ages connect with and benefit from the natural world around them – and take action themselves to help nature’s recovery.
We work with landowners in the countryside across our region to reverse the decline in wildlife by creating connected living landscapes.
Goal 15 – Life on Land
Our Hero is working towards Global Goal 15. This Goal aims to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss