Over the last century, there has been a devastating loss of wildlife and wild places across Scotland’s land and seas.

Once familiar species such as house sparrows, hedgehogs and tortoiseshell butterflies are becoming increasingly rare, and the habitats they rely on are shrinking as we change our landscape.

But, as otters and ospreys have demonstrated during this time, it is possible for species to bounce back. Whilst many animals and plants are facing uncertain futures, it’s not too late to help them recover.

Will you join us in taking action for wildlife so that we can all enjoy a wilder future?

Did you know that
1 in 9 species in
Scotland is at risk
of extinction…

A story retold…

It was at the beginning of the last century that Scottish author Kenneth Grahame first published The Wind in the Willows. In 2019, The Wildlife Trusts re-imagined this famous tale in the following film trailer, highlighting just a few of the impacts that humans have had on the natural world.

Click on the thumbnail to watch the video.

If you experience any issues viewing the video, click here to watch it on YouTube.

Nature is under threat

The range of thousands of species has, on average, declined by 14% since 1970. 
Nearly half of Scotland’s species has declined in the last 25 years. 

Together, we can create a wilder future.

We all need to be a part of the effort to help nature recover. By taking action and making a few simple changes to the way we live our lives, we can all make a difference.


Begin your wilder future today…

Sign up to the Wilder Future campaign today and we’ll send you regular ideas and updates on the things you can do to help wildlife where you live.


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