A Focus on Nature works to inspire, support and connect the conservationists of today and tomorrow. Everything we do is founded in optimism, we recognise that the young people of today are unlikely to pursue a career path within the conservation sector if it is inherently negative. Therefore we are passionate about sharing and developing a positive narrative that conveys magnitude of the environmental challenges we face, but also helps to empower and inspire young people to engage with these issues.

In 2014 we published our vision for nature paper, a piece of work compiled by young people across the United Kingdom. This described an optimistic vision for 2050 for our natural environment, addressing reform in wide range of geopolitical and socioeconomic issues from land use practises to education and public health. By joining the conservation optimism movement, we hope that this may help in achieving some of this change, bringing a wider platform to air the views of young people. Further to this we hope in joining this partnership, it may help in raising awareness of the opportunities we provide such as our highly successful mentoring scheme.

We pride ourselves in forming collaborative partnerships which facilitate opportunities for young people to learn new skills and gain a broader understanding of the natural world. We believe that by joining the conservation optimism movement, this we help us to further align ourselves with like minded visionary organisations that will enable our membership to engage with the wider conservation community, potentially resulting in mutually beneficial outcomes.

Such an amazing event for aspiring conservationists! They will be joined by our very own @GoWildForBees too! 🤩 Make sure you tune in 👇 https://t.co/5A7z5qKkqB
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Wildlife Trusts Wales @WTWales
Join our #StandforNatureWales team at our conservation careers event on 25th Nov at 6pm to hear:
🌍 wildlife photography with @bardseyben
🌍 science communication and ecology with @madisonbp
🌍 Q&A with our amazing panel @GoWildForBees
Register now! https://t.co/bR7bE8TosW https://t.co/fGeLLdC9QI

🥳A win for Indigenous communities @ #COP26 - promise of support & protection alongside an agreement on #deforestation
🌲Indigenous groups have been left out of the narrative for too long
🔥Their inclusion in decision making on deforestation is ~crucial~

It's here!🐉 The 'State of Dragonflies in Britain and Ireland 2021' report is now available for your reading pleasure: https://t.co/9NJaHDzBHk We'll be delving into the details throughout the day #stateofdragonflies https://t.co/W5WMyw9KvL AFONature photo