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Restore Nature Now March

The natural world is in trouble and the time for action is now. That’s why this summer tens of thousands of people will unite at the Restore Nature Now march in London call for urgent action by governments.

This family-friendly, peaceful march will bring together nature and climate charities to celebrate nature and call for all political parties and all governments across the UK to take immediate action to protect and restore our wonderful wildlife.

Why are we marching?

With more than half of UK plant species in decline and 1 in 6 wildlife species at risk of extinction, our wildlife needs emergency action.

We’re joining environmental campaigners in a united call for future leaders to prioritise nature and biodiversity.

Coming together with dozens of organisations and thousands of people from across the country ahead of the general election, the march will show future politicians that national and global nature restoration needs to be a priority. We need immediate political action to bring endangered plants and fungi back from the brink of extinction and restore species-rich habitats such as grasslands and temperate rainforests.

A protestor holding a banner reading 'our species need us now'

March with us to show support for these asks: 

  • Providing more funding to ensure a nature-friendly farming approach
  • Making polluters pay for the damage they do to the environment
  • Creating more space for nature by expanding and improving protected areas and public land
  • Putting a legal right to a healthy environment in law – clean air and water and access to nature for all communities
  • Delivering fair and effective climate action that means we at least halve UK emissions by 2030.

This general election (4 July 2024) will be crucial to determine if the UK’s nature recovery targets will be met and our future policy-makers need to recognise and act on the unity of concerns that communities, climate and wildlife are currently facing.

The logistics

This inclusive demonstration will be a colourful spectacle for nature enthusiasts of all ages and all communities to shout, drum and cheer for our wildlife. We will have aPlantlife grouping at the march and will be leading the fellow Land–themed  organisations.

Bring the meadow to the march and celebrate our wild plants and fungi by dressing up in any floral, fungal or foliose ensemble you have!

The march will be fully stewarded, wheelchair accessible and speeches will be BSL interpreted. Arriving via public transport is encouraged, if possible

Remember to bring water, comfortable clothes and your voices!

Sign up to the march on the Restore Nature Now website.

Restore Nature Now: Take Action for Wild Plants and Climate

On 28 September, join Plantlife as we stand united alongside communities, world-leading experts and charities to ask our elected representatives, current and aspiring, to restore nature now.

Twinflower on the woodland floor with sunshine behind

Humans have put the planet on a path to a warmer world and now face urgent and interlinked climate and biodiversity crisis.

It is critical that world leaders strengthen not weaken green pledges and display meaningful climate leadership.

Healthy wild plants, fungi & other wildlife species and habitats provide essential solutions to the climate crisis and increasing resilience.

With 2/5 of the world’s wild plants at risk of extinction and only 3% of UK wildflower meadows surviving compared to 100 years ago, Plantlife are calling for ambitious action now.

Join us in speaking up for wild plants and climate

On 28 September, join Plantlife as we ask our elected representatives, current and aspiring, to restore nature now.

We come together united alongside nature lovers, environmental groups, No Mow May-ers, young people, change-makers and world-leading experts to push for ambitious action for climate and nature.

MEET : Defra Seacole Building, 2 Marsham St, London SW1P 4DF (entrance Great Peter Street)

TIME : 28 September 8am-2pm

NEED TO KNOW : We will be celebrating the wild places and species we love; people, placards, flags, colour, costumes, speeches and music at the place where our united voice needs to be heard.

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