A campaign to save 10 species at risk of extinction in Wanstead has been launched to mark World Wildlife Day this month.
The Endangered in Wanstead campaign is a collaboration between the Wren Wildlife and Conservation Group, Wild Wanstead and the London Wildlife Trust, who have produced a guide to helping the animals under threat. The 10 species include the skylark, hedgehog, common toad and house sparrow.
“It’s not too late to turn things around for these creatures. If we create the right habitats in our gardens and parks, it will help populations recover and nature will have a chance to thrive locally,” said Chris Gannaway of the London Wildlife Trust.
For the rest of the year, the Wanstead Village Directory will be profiling a different species each month, beginning with the tawny mining bee.