The campaign for a Wilder Sussex starts here

We all need nature - it’s time to give it the space it needs to be part of all our lives

Most people agree that wildlife and wild places are valuable for their own sake.  We also know from research across the globe that a healthy, wildlife-rich natural world is essential for our wellbeing and prosperity.

We depend on nature for everything from the food we eat to the air we breathe, and we enjoy spending time in beautiful wild places. What does nature do for us? 

But nature is in serious decline.  Despite terrific conservation efforts, we’re still losing wildlife at an alarming rate.  The common is becoming scarce, the scarce rare, and the rare is disappearing altogether. The State of Nature report 

We are now in the midst of a climate and ecological emergency.  Find out more 

It’s time to reverse the trend of missing wildlife and set out a plan for nature's recovery to create a wilder future and a Wilder Sussex, for all of us. 

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Together, we can create a Wilder Sussex - a plan for nature's recovery

Find out more about our vision for a Wilder Sussex below.

In this section

A new Environment Act

Putting nature's recovery at the heart of public policy and law across Britain.

Nature Recovery Network

Creating a network of connected wild spaces across our landscape.

Better homes for people and wildlife

How to build housing in a nature friendly way?

Farming with nature

Sustainable farming is critical to creating a countryside where wildlife can once again thrive.


Letting nature take control so that wildlife can bounce back on a grand scale.

Investing in natural capital

Investment in our natural resources is essential for sustainable business.

Bigger, better, more joined up

Creating an ecological network for Sussex.

Wilder neighbourhoods, towns and cities

Bringing wildlife into every neighbourhood.

Wilder lives

Everyone deserves to live in a healthy, wildlife-rich natural world and experience the joy of wildlife every day.

People power

We need at least 1 in 4 people to join in. What does a Wilder Sussex mean to you, and how could you help us create it?

What does nature do for us?

From the places we go and the food we eat, to the popular bedtime stories we read to our children - nature touches all our lives more deeply than we realise.