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Steve Backshall speaks up for wildlife

Words by Abi Scaife

TV presenter Steve Backshall is speaking up for native wildlife species this International Day of Biological Diversity.

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Steve Backshall of Deadly 60 fame (at least for us!) is speaking up for native wildlife species. At the RSPCA Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Steve was encouraging people to invest more in protecting British wildlife.

What did he say?

According to the RSPCA, Steve spoke out, saying;

“We owe it to our children to ensure they still get to enjoy British wildlife like previous generations before them … we are reaching a critical turning point - but we can take positive actions now to help create the future we want for our children, our wildlife and our planet.

“Everyone can join the RSPCA to be a Wildlife Friend volunteer, picking up litter to prevent an animal getting injured, putting down a saucer of water for thirsty birds or making a simple bug hotel to give bees somewhere to rest.”

He added, “These tiny acts of kindness can collectively make a huge difference for the wildlife we share our communities with, and which we rely on for our survival.”

If you’re interested in being a Wildlife Friend volunteer or volunteering with the RSPCA in another way, you can find out more information on their website.

Image credit: Darren Staples.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

The Woodland Trust. This is the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity, concerned with the creation, protection, and restoration of native woodland heritage. Support them here.

Rewilding Britain. They aim to tackle the climate emergency and extinction crisis, reconnect people with the natural world and help communities thrive. Find out more here.

RSPCA. This is the leading animal welfare charity in the UK, and they specialise in animal rescue & furthering the welfare cause for all animals. Find out more here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Life on Land.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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