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.

#Volunteering is a great way to gain skills & practical experience. Although unfortunately not open to everyone, it is an essential part of the conservation sector. In celebration of #VolunteersWeek we point out all the volunteering resources with CJS at https://t.co/96S29737Td https://t.co/sdiN3cAVZO AFONature photo
We're working with @ConservOptimism to run gallery exhibition to celebrate British insects this July!🐞🐛

Send your full name, images and some info about the species to ukyouthfornature @gmail.com by 16th June @ 5pm for a chance to have your photos displayed 📸

Age limit 16-35 https://t.co/ye3n7ec15A
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Our staff and volunteer LGBTQIA+ group chose the name ‘Starlings’ – Starlings are colourful, speak in many voices and gather in large flocks. The Starlings have built an incredible community within the organisation, and we hope to continue to build from their achievements. https://t.co/D60RERTbL2 AFONature photo