Hereford broadcaster Wincey Willis backing conservation campaign

Hereford Times: The great Garden Give initiative runs until July 13. The great Garden Give initiative runs until July 13.

HEREFORD broadcaster Wincey Willis is urging green-fingered people to support a new fund-raising campaign from international conservation charity World Land Trust.

The keen conservationist wants people to take part in the Great Garden Give so that the charity can continue its work saving the world's most threatened habitats and species.

Running until July 13, the campaign calls on anyone with a garden to estimate its size in square metres, enter the amount on the World Land Trust website and then make the suggested donation.

Each donation will allow the charity to secure the future of the same-sized area of rainforest or other threatened habitat in Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia or Mexico.

Ms Willis said: “The Great Garden Give is a quick, easy and affordable way for people to show they care about the future of the wild world - not just in their own back yards, but in areas all over the planet where vital habits are shrinking fast and threatened species could soon be lost forever.

“My garden is very important to me, I share it with as much wildlife as possible.

"Recently I’ve been very excited about the very rare Turtle Dove visiting the feeding areas.

"The squirrels and I have come to a sort of truce - they have to learn to share the food."

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