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Protect nature and wildlife everywhere

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Postcode Gardeners

Through our partnership with The Co-operative Bank we're putting Postcode Gardeners into the most nature-deprvied neighbourhoods, to green spaces and bring communities together.

Postcode Gardeners help grow plants for flowers, food and wildlife along streets, in front gardens and anywhere else people can enjoy them. They do some gardening themselves and give volunteers gardening skills so that everyone can dig in and create greener streets, and enjoy the benefits of a closer connection to nature and each other.

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Does your neighbourhood have enough green space?

Nature is hugely beneficial to our health and wellbeing, as well as being key to a healthy planet. Yet millions of people across England lack access to good quality green space.

We've analysed data to uncover the best (and worst) neighbourhoods for access to green space. Is your neighbourhood one of the unlucky ones? Enter your postcode to find out.

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Save nature protections

Nature is essential to our lives, but the government wants to attack it, not protect it.

The UK government is planning a reckless bonfire of the laws that protect our health and environment, putting people and nature in grave danger.

If its new plan goes ahead, hundreds of environmental laws could be ripped up at the end of this year. From the rules that stop river pollution to those that protect us from toxic pesticides.

If we want future generations to survive and thrive, we need to restore nature and halt its continued destruction.

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Why bees are our business

Bees pollinate much of the food that makes our diets healthy and tasty – from the apple in our lunchbox, to the tomatoes on our pizza.

But did you know Britain’s bees are in trouble? Shifts in the seasons are disrupting flowering times and the availability of food, shelter and nesting sites. Climate breakdown also brings extremes of drought, heavier rainfall and flooding. Bees and pollinating insects are struggling to survive.

We've already led a successful campaign to get national bee action plans in all parts of the UK. You can further help protect bees by purchasing a bee saver kit.

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How to save endangered wildlife

One million animals are at risk of extinction, including a quarter of UK mammals.

Find out what's causing declining nature, some of the species at risk and what we can do to prevent total ecological breakdown.

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Healthy nature will help curb climate breakdown

A healthy natural environment is one of our best allies in the fight against breakdown – if we keep it in good condition.

Nature is perhaps our best defence against flooding, storm surges, famine and more. It’s better than ever-higher concrete flood walls or artificial reefs: natural reed beds, coral and mangroves can hold back tides and support more wildlife.

True, climate breakdown is already affecting nature - but it's not inevitable. We must not allow runaway climate change to, for example, warm our oceans and turn them so acidic that plankton, corals and fish can no longer survive.

It's still possible to avoid the double trouble of climate breakdown and nature’s decline.

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Health benefits of nature

Nature is good for us – we get clean air, water and food from a healthy natural environment. And many medicines are sourced from the diverse plant kingdom.

We also feel better when we get outside to see, hear, smell and experience nature –from walks in local parks to simply seeing the colours change with the seasons.

Studies show how daily contact with nature brings us multiple benefits. We're more likely to be physically active if we have access to good green spaces – and this means savings to the NHS.

Nature also helps children’s healthy mental and physical development, education and learning. One study found that children exposed to nature had better concentration and self-discipline, did better in reading, writing, maths and science, and were better at working in teams.

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Meet the people bringing nature back

"We cannot live without our wild spaces" says Sally Boys. She's one of a growing number of people who take action in their daily lives to protect nature.

Press play and find out what "Nature's Keepers" are up to.