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Eight years. That’s how much time scientists say we have left to prevent the ravages of catastrophic climate change and the wide destruction of our remaining ecosystems. One million species of life are in danger of being lost forever – and it is what people do in the next 10 years that will decide the future.

Ferncliffe forest wilding is an Actor for the the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030.

As an Actor, we join its partner network in working for change. There are hundreds of millions of hectares of land and ocean that need attention. Every action matters, every single day. We’re starting right here at Ferncliffe, in the hope that the incredible life forms found on this rocky ridge, from stick insects to regal trees, have a chance of surviving long-term. This forest catchment helps supply two cities with water, cleans our air and regulates temperature. Its health and our own are entwined.


The UN Decade, led by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, works to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems. This requires commitment from individuals, communities and leaders worldwide. We’ll be working to spread the word, work with the other organisations and people that care for this forest and involve the local community wherever we can. Together, so much more can be done.

“You can blow out a candle
But you can’t blow out a fire”
– Biko, Peter Gabriel.

Forwards, to a healthier planet

Please follow us on social media to see updates on events and activities planned to support the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, right here at Ferncliffe. Or contact us to see how you can help.