Our Revolutionaries

We're teaming up with ‘nature revolutionaries’ about their visions for redefining nature policy post Brexit.
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Together, we're fighting for the protection of our nature.

Alex Staniforth

Rick Landry

"Nature and the outdoors is the cheapest and most powerful yet underestimated asset available for maintaining our physical and mental wellbeing in a time where mental illness and other common ailments are becoming epidemic across the UK - I think being outside too little is close to the root of the problem"

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Record-breaking endurance adventurer & mental health fundraiser.

"In the future, with the mounting pressures of urbanisation, each of us needs to think of small local actions we can do to help nature. This can consist of simple things like leaving a pile of leaves in our garden year round, putting a stack of logs in a corner, not using weedkiller on our lawns or spraying our flowers with pesticides.

Planting some native wildflower seeds and leaving an area to grow wild will all do immense good and help the insects, birds and animals a healthy environment depends upon."

Street artist painting birds threatened with extinction.

Katy Beskow

Rick Landry

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"Green space in urban areas is important for our physical and mental wellbeing, as well as helping to filter polluted air and creating a habitat for our wildlife. It also helps bees, our natural pollinators, to thrive and continue their vital part in developing crops for food." 

Cook, author and cookery tutor with a passion for good food.

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Former newspaper reporter turned adventure travel writer, James is a record-breaking mountaineer.

"I love wild camping in the mountains. It enables me to escape the trappings of modern life and social media and instead to feel connected to the landscape and to nature - it is a revitalising experience that is good for the soul."

Alex Staniforth

Rick Landry

"We must find a way to better prioritse the protection of nature in the future, putting it above financial gain, or my generation and our children will suffer the consequences. To protect nature, nature conervation organisations must reach out and engage with communities in their own spaces and places. Listen to understand what nature, the environment and sustainability means to them."

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Birder, twitcher, naturalist and environmentalist.

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Daniel
Raven-Ellison

"We need to transform our relationship with nature. For too long too many people have harmfully othered and alienated themselves from other species. I want our cities to become radically more wild and animal-related agriculture reduced so there is vastly more space for wildlife."

Guerrilla Geographer and National Geographic

Explorer

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Alex Staniforth

Rick Landry

"I believe nature is vital to our wellbeing, our economy, our education and our progression.

 

It is key to the physical and mental health of people, keeping our air cleaner, our minds clearer and our perspective in check as we realise the vast power and intricacy of the natural world.

 

The richer, healthier and more diverse our nature is, the more chances we have for the advancement of science, medical breakthrough, economic growth, new solutions and innovation." 

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Ethical lifestyle blogger. Chosen as one of Above Green's top 50 eco-conscious blogs. 

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"If we are to protect nature, we must acknowledge conservation is a human problem.

 

As conservationists, we need to be able to work with people; to problem solve, think outside the box, engage, enthuse, and educate. Everyone needs to pull together to help alleviate the pressures placed on the natural world.

 

 As conservationists, we have a responsibility to begin that process – to bring everyone together, and show them just what we stand to lose."

Conservationist,

nature writer, and

associate director for

A Focus on Nature.

More coming soon...