The John Muir Trust

Wild Land Protection

Never before has there been a greater need for better protection of the UK’s last remaining areas of wild land. Support the John Muir Trust's Wild Land Protection project and stand up for wild land. Help to ensure wild land is protected to halt the current rapid loss from inappropriate development.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in Scotland (SC002061)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£12,000

Amount raised

£8,232

Donations

51

    Categories

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

Location

Situation

Wild land is one of the UK's most important assets, for both its natural resources and by contributing to tourism, the economy and to individuals' well-being. But it is being lost at an alarming rate as a result of inappropriate developments. Less than 50% of wild land in Scotland has any legal protection in the form of landscape designation. In 2002, 41% of Scotland was visually unaffected by built development. By the end of 2009, only 28% was unaffected (from Scottish Natural Heritage).

Solution

The John Muir Trust’s Wild Land Protection project aims to secure better statutory protection for wild land areas throughout the UK and a new statutory designation to protect wild land in Scotland. Integral to this is the aim of promoting awareness, understanding, and responsibility for, and connections with, wild places. The project will ensure that key decision-makers - including politicians, landowners, communities - are actively protecting wild land in the UK.

  • Government protection should be thrown around every wild grove and forest on the mountains.

    — John Muir

  • Government protection should be thrown around every wild grove and forest on the mountains.

    — John Muir