Meadows and other species-rich grasslands now cover less than 1% of the UK. Changing farming practices, inadequate protection and a lack of public awareness has caused 97% (7.5 million acres) to be lost in less than a century.
Following on from Plantlife's successful Coronation Meadows project - where new meadows were created across the UK using seed from nearby ancient meadows - we are working closely with community experts to create networks of meadows full of wild flowers, so creating a permanent nectar source for our threatened pollinators. Your donation will bring us closer to our target of creating 120,000 hectares of species-rich grassland within the UK.
Thank you for your support. For a small charity like Plantlife every donation makes a big difference.
Images: Joan's Hill Farm Reserve ©Chris Harris/Plantlife, Adonis blue on common knapweed ©Charlie Jackson under CC BY 2.0, Ryewater Farm reserve ©Martin Jones/Plantlife