Stuck for things to do during the Christmas holidays? Get outside and have a wander with the WWF.
Between Christmas and new year, WWF is encouraging friends and families all over the UK to get closer together – and closer to nature – for The Big Winter Wander!
You might notice there’s less wildlife in our forests and fields than ever before. That’s because half of all UK species are in decline.
We’re losing our precious red squirrels, hedgehogs and birds at an alarming rate.
Threats to wildlife include agricultural intensification, plastic pollution, climate change and pesticides.
By taking part in The Big Winter Wander wherever you are in the UK – you, your friends and family can reconnect with our country’s beautiful wildlife and help to protect it. The funds raised will help WWF campaign to protect wildlife here and around the world.
Sign-up to receive a free WWF pack, full of activities and wildlife spotters for the kids, plus a few simple ideas to help adults organise a big festive walk with a difference.
Seek them out!
Earlier this year, it was revealed that only a fifth of children know what a bumblebee is.
WWF is worried that children are becoming too detached from nature. So, they’ve launched a new app designed for kids – it’s called Seek.
By using your phone or tablet’s camera, it instantly identifies the exact species of plant, insect or animal in front of you.
Starting out as a humble tadpole, the more you observe, the more achievements you unlock.
Every month there are new challenges, and by taking part you’ll join users all around the world who are seeking out wildlife in their local area.
Not only is it a clever tool but the data it collects is helping scientists track levels of biodiversity.
Share on social media what nature you discover with #SeenOnSeek and tag @wwf_uk