The People's National Park
So, please include your patch on the People's National Park map. If you can agree to cease the use of pesticides on your garden and to try and provide food, water, shelter and space for wildlife, simply click on the button below to go to the People's National Park map and drop a People's National Park pin (it will appear as a bird's head symbol like the one above) on your patch to show your support. In the pop-up box that appears you can add a name and details your patch. If you would like to go a step further and map your patch onto our more detailed habitat map click on the button at the bottom of the page.
UK gardens alone account for over 1,000,000 acres, a land area more than 4.5 times larger than all the National Nature Reserves put together.
Together, we can create the UK’s largest nature reserve - with just good will and a little effort.
We envisage a network of local voluntary groups creating an ever-growing mosaic of habitats, whether gardens, fields, orchards, woods, balcony gardens or even window boxes, all displayed on publicly accessible online maps collecting valuable data about our wildlife.
To start the process we have created a pilot scheme in the South Hams with the intention of creating a model that voluntary groups across the UK can copy and adapt to make their own. In the long term all these maps and the pictures and stories that go with them will be made accessible fom a single website and presented as the People’s National Park.
How to Help
Simply add your patch to the People's National Park, and agree:
To cease the use of pesticides.
To provide water, food, shelter and space for wildlife
To consider, in addition to the above, adding at least one element from the list below to your wildlife-friendly patch: