Grasslands+ is a coalition of three charities that have come together to protect and restore the planet’s grasslands, savannahs, plains, heaths, steppes and meadows.
The group is made up of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Butterfly Conservation and Plantlife and the Grasslands+ coalition aims to show the public and politicians alike that protecting grasslands on an international level is crucial in the fight against climate change.
So who are these three charities?
Established in 2006, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust aims to enhance the understanding of bumblebee ecology and conservation and inspire people to take action for bumblebees.
Butterfly Conservation was founded in 1968 and is the UK charity dedicated to saving butterflies, moths and our environment. Their research provides advice on how to conserve and restore habitats and their projects protect more than 100 threatened species across the UK.
Founded in 1989, Plantlife works to save threatened wild flowers, plants and fungi, running conservation projects and managing nature reserves across the country.
In the last 100 years, the UK has lost 97% of its meadows and other species-rich grasslands. We’ve seen a 60% decrease in biodiversity. A third of bumblebee species are under threat of extinction, and 70% of butterfly species have seen population decline since the 1970s. Protecting and enhancing our grasslands has never been so important.
You can support the campaign via a donation, add your name to the list of supporters, and send a pre-written letter directly to your MP, all via the Grasslands+ campaign page.