Come and be part of a global voice for wild plants and fungi
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.
Go the extra mile and run wild for Plantlife
Become a Plantlife member today and together we will rebuild a world rich in plants and fungi
We work across the UK’s grasslands, mountains, woodlands, coasts, heathlands, arable farmland and peatlands to ensure our more common plant species do not become at risk. You can read more about our projects in these case studies.
Plantlife has secured funding which could help restore 500 hectares of species-rich grassland over the next 15 years.
We’ve planted more than 1,500 native junipers to bolster populations in the Wiltshire and Oxfordshire countryside.
During the third year of our Rare Plants and Wild Connections project in the Cairngorms, we trialled alternative grazing techniques and identified two new waxcap fungi sites.
We have enhanced habitats at Greena Moor, our culm grassland nature reserve in north Cornwall, for the benefit of three critical species.
The dedication of hundreds of National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NPMS) volunteers across the UK is continuing to support research into the health of our habitats.
We are continuing to act as a voice for wild plants and fungi by helping to shape the new Global Strategy for Plant Conservation.
The imperative to protect and restore nature is no longer something we need to consider in the future, it is upon us now. The evidence really does speak for itself, whether it be species extinctions, lose of abundance or the number of climate ‘records’ being breached; the impact of humans on the Planet, its systems and inhabitants is ever greater. At a ‘global governance level’ this has been recognised within the Global Biodiversity Framework led by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, including the call for 30×30 – shorthand for signatory nations to protect 30% of land and oceans for nature by 2030. The encompassing 21 targets and 10 milestones provide a route for ‘living in harmony with nature’ and are well worth a read! Plantlife has a key part to play in this for the UK,and internatioanlly via our Important Plant Areas (see below), and over the coming few years we will use all of our long established capabilites in a variety of ways to help protect and restore the natural world.
In some instances this will include increasing the number of nature reserves under our guidance, but more importantly we will be working with partners everywhere, on their land, to effect the changes we aspire to see. At its heart are our campaigns and programmes such as NoMowMay and Road Verges – in essence enabling and promoting change to happen. The consequent changes might be marginal or significant but in all cases end up in a piece of land less biologically diverse becoming more so, or more resilient. At landscape scale, it is working with major landowners to bring a richer and more vibrant natural world to the fore; in the Cairngorms, across the grasslands of Wales or the temperate rainforests of the west of England.
If you have aspirations for the land you manage, Plantlife is the organisation with the skills to enhance it for nature. Don’t wait – the time to act is now!