RSPB - Connection to nature measure report

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For the first time, this research - reported in Connecting with Nature, available to download - reveals how connected to nature children are across the UK. The national results show that currently only 21 per cent of 8–12 year olds have a connection to nature level that we consider a realistic and achievable target for all children.

The recent State of Nature report shows that nature in the UK is disappearing – 60 per cent of species assessed have declined over recent decades. Not only can children take action to help turn this around, but they will also benefit from having more contact with nature.

We believe everyone has a role to play in putting nature back into childhood – including governments, local authorities, schools, families and organisations like ourselves.