We’re asking everyone who visits local heathlands and forests to help us protect them.
These peaceful, precious sites are not only vital for the wildlife that lives on them but have proven crucial in improving the physical and mental well-being of those who visit them, especially through the difficult days of the corona virus pandemic.
These areas are under increasing pressure from an escalated number of visitors. Working with our partners we are calling on everyone to support our campaign to help protect these fragile habitats. We are challenging those who regularly visit these sites to learn a little more about them and the wildlife and plants that live there, and to share this knowledge with as many people as possible.
Hopefully, the wide sharing of knowledge and information will encourage all visitors to our heathlands and forests to understand a little more about them, and to respect, protect and enjoy them, securing their future for generations to come.
A partnership approach is nothing new, the Police Operation Heathland order has been running through the summer months for over 20 years and we’ve brought Operation Heathland to the public, asking for the messages to be shared far and wide.