Sir David Attenborough: Going Wild to Save Nature on Our Own Doorstep

The Wild Isles

Sir David Attenborough said urgent action was needed (Image: PA)

Veteran broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has urged the nation to “go wild” to save “nature in crisis”.

The 96-year-old naturalist spoke out as charities WWF, RSPB and the National Trust launched the Save Our Wild Isles campaign to stop the destruction of Britain’s nature.

Activists warned urgent action is needed as a quarter of our mammals are now endangered, 38 million birds have vanished from our skies in the last 50 years and 97 percent of wildflower meadows have been lost since the 1930s.

But Sir David said: “It’s easy to feel overwhelmed or powerless by the scale of the problems our planet is facing, but we have the solutions. I am hopeful for the future because although nature is in crisis, now is the time to act and together we can save it.”

Sir David’s five-part BBC series Wild Isles began last night and focuses on wildlife in the UK and Ireland. A linked documentary, Saving Our Wild Isles, will be released on iPlayer. The campaign calls on us to “go wild once a week” — which may include planting wildflower seeds, eating more plant-based foods, or getting involved in community projects.

Environment Secretary Therese Coffey called the cause a “truly national endeavor in which we can all play a part” and said: “Sir David’s tireless enthusiasm for nature is a reminder of how much we need to celebrate – and how much we still need to celebrate.” to protect and restore nature here in the UK.”

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