Taking action to help nature’s recovery

15 - Life On Land
15 - Life On Land

Taking action to help nature’s recovery

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.

What can I do?

You can make small changes in your home, lifestyle and community that will help insects and restore wildlife – Check out our handy guide. Follow the advice in our Action for Insects guide and create an insect-friendly garden that is teaming with wildlife.

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

1 - No Poverty

Tackling the causes and effects of poverty

2 - Zero Hunger

Eliminating hunger and ensuring food supplies for all

3 - Good Health and Wellbeing

Ensuring the wellbeing and rights of disabled people across Bristol