Feeding can replace lost habitat for finches
In 2010, rural households in eight countries across Europe were asked about activities that depend on the riches of nature. About half were feeding birds and other animals in order to enjoy watching them, and most of those were also making excursions to watch wildlife.
A major aim of Naturalliance is to help maintain the wildlife that brings such enjoyment, and to show how all involved can help in little ways to restore what has unwittingly been lost. A guiding principle is that local landowners and communities too should benefit when others enjoy their natural riches.
BEST PRACTICE. An example of local community benefit through nature-watching.
PRODUCTION. The riches of nature depend on how we all manage land and species. How can we make it worthwhile for more people to contribute?
PROBLEM-SOLVING. Some species are always more welcome than others. There are many ways to favour species that give most pleasure.
MAPPING of habitats is the key to discovering what wildlife could be restored and kept safe. Mapping species shows which efforts are most successful. How much could you help?
Please REGISTER, to help us help you to:
• Gain enjoyment of nature through understanding the needs of the species you cherish;
• Discover the simplest ways to restore plants and animals lost from our countryside;
• Work with your community to increase benefits for all from the riches of nature.
When you register, you can complete our SURVEY to tell us what information you would most like.