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This autumn, help us find the Britain’s most colourful and important fungi – waxcaps.
Plantlife’s Big Give Christmas Challenge 28 Nov- 5 Dec, make a positive impact in protecting remarkable lichens.
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Become a Plantlife member today and together we will rebuild a world rich in plants and fungi
Lichens are a vital part of our ecosystem, but they are struggling in our polluted and developing world.
Donate to our Big Give Christmas Challenge between the28 Nov- 5 Dec to have your donation doubled* and make a positive impact in preserving and protecting these remarkable species.
Lichens tell us about the environment around them, are used by birds to build nests, provide food and shelter for tiny animals and are even used in medicine.
The UK is home to significant populations of globally rare species, some of which do not grow anywhere else in the world. We have an international responsibility to look after them.
However, lichens are facing increasing challenges from air pollution, habitat loss, tree diseases, a lack of understanding and climate change. Which is why they need your help.
We have a plan to tackle these issues; working on the ground, through training, mapping, policy work and by raising awareness. Find out more here.
*first £40,000 in donations through the Big Give will be doubled so be quick!
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Lichens provide many vital services for us and nature, and add colour to our landscape. What would a gnarled apple tree or old church graveyard look like without lichens?
To tackle the challenges lichens face we have created a plan to shine a light on lichens and give them a brighter future.
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