Over the last 50 years, over half (56%) of the UK’s wild species have declined and continue to do so, with more than 1 in 10 species facing extinction. Source.

If communities feel more connected to the nature around them, they are more likely to protect it, and with 70% of the people in Wales living in urban areas, we wanted to help connect the urban population of Cardiff with their wildlife. You can’t protect what you don’t know exists.

This is how the idea of #WildCardiffHour was born.

Every Tuesday from 7-8pm we invite people from Cardiff to share their wildlife and nature finds on twitter – discuss what they’ve seen, talk to experts, share their projects and stories with us and the wider community.

Our goal is to reconnect the disconnected, helping to protect the wildlife of our city by encouraging others to take notice of the natural world around them.

To get in touch regarding the #WildCardiffHour project or to find out more about the work we’re doing in Cardiff, please email wildcardiffhour@gmail.com!

#WildCardiffHour is an UpRising Cymru Environmental Leadership social action campaign. To discover more about UpRising and the work they do with young campaigners, please visit https://www.uprising.org.uk/cardiff