Countryside and wildlife
Climate change can affect our countryside and wildlife, the hotter weather can lead to moorland fires and some animals are under threat due to temperature changes affecting their breeding and the availability of food.
The countryside can also help climate change, trees absorb CO2 and the floodplains act as a natural way to control flooding. It’s important that we protect our countryside.
Respect the countryside
Respect the countryside, take special care not to damage, destroy or remove features such as rocks, plants and trees or damage habitat. They provide homes and food for wildlife, and add to everybody's enjoyment of the countryside.
Follow the countryside code.
Do not drop litter or fly tip waste. Litter and leftover food doesn't just spoil an area, it can be dangerous to wildlife and farm animals and can spread disease - so take your litter home with you. Dropping litter and dumping rubbish are criminal offences.
Beware of fires
Fires can be as devastating to wildlife and habitats as they are to people and property - so be careful not to drop a match or smouldering cigarette at any time of the year.
Support a conservation group
Join or support an organisation working to protect wildlife or the natural environment. If you live in an urban area join a ‘friend of’ group, most local parks have friend of groups that help look after the park and its wildlife
Find out about Friend of Groups in Bradford
Plant a tree
Trees help tackle climate change by absorbing CO2, if you have a garden why not plant a tree. Or alternatively you could support the Forest of Bradford initiative who plant trees in the district.