Here at JPR, we are fully in support of The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust’s new public awareness campaign, Wetlands Can!, urging people to back their pledge to create 100,000 hectares of healthy wetlands around the UK. This impressive goal will go some way to solving the climate, nature and wellbeing crisis in this country.
WWT plan to use public support to call for change and urge the UK government and other decision makers to prioritise and invest in more wetlands – 90% of which have been lost in England alone.
WWT are also encouraging people to get practical by creating mini-wetlands, including ponds and drainpipe gardens, in their backyards and communities. These can be built in even the smallest of outdoor spaces. A toolkit on how to create these is available from the campaign website.
Wetlands Can! is backed by Kate Humble and Sir Mark Rylance and will run for two years steadily building momentum to put wetlands at the heart of solving the UK’s climate, nature and well-being crises.
JPR Environmental is supporting The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust as a Corporate Partner as part of our 21st Anniversary celebrations – so we are especially happy to back this campaign on a subject which is close to our hearts and we wish WWT every success.