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WWF and the RSPB launch a £1 million community fund for nature

WWF and the RSPB will support local communities taking action for nature, funded by £1 million from Aviva.  Part of the  Save Our Wild Isles campaign, the Save Our Wild Isles Community Fund is calling for applications from community groups in low-income areas in the UK to restore nature in their local areas.

From creating community gardens, to protecting local wildlife, the Save Our Wild Isles Community Fund has been designed to help communities around the UK to help bring nature back to life.

Nature is our life support system. It is beneficial to our own health, wellbeing, and it is vital in the fight against climate change. But nature is being pushed to the brink by human activities over the past two centuries. In the last 50 years alone, 38 million birds have vanished from UK skies and 97% of wildflower meadows have been lost since the 1930s, making the UK one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world.

Ryan spoke to Kate Norgrove, WWF executive director of advocacy and campaigns.

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