Monday, October 21, 2013

Just one in five UK children 'connected to nature', groundbreaking study finds

A new report by the UK's RSPB, from a three-year research project, found that only 21 per cent of children in the UK have a connection with nature......

Dr Mike Clarke, RSPB Chief Executive says:

 “Nature is in trouble, and children’s connection to nature is closely linked to this. The recent State of Nature report shows that nature in the UK is being lost at a dramatic rate. We can all take action to put nature back into childhood, to ensure young people have better lives and a better future.

“For the first time, we have created a baseline that we and others can use to measure just how connected to nature the UK’s children really are. By adopting this new approach, we can all monitor children’s connection and we are recommending that governments and local authorities take action to increase it through policy and practice decisions.”

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