Now published: CJS Focus on Next Generation in association with Action for Conservation

Action for Conservation provides the lead article about their work to empower young people from all backgrounds to become the next generation of environmental leaders. 
14 year old Kabir Kaul was lucky enough to be asked to provide a foreword for the recently published State of Nature Report, read how the report made him feel. 
The newly launched Nature Friendly Schools project is led by The Wildlife Trusts; the aim is to work with schools to encourage delivery of outdoor learning, see what’s planned. Cairngorms National Park Authority was instrumental in developing the EUROPARC Youth Manifesto, find out more about the aims. John Muir Trust works in partnership with LLTNPA to engage people to connect with, enjoy & care for wild places via the John Muir Award. Find out more about the partnership. ReRoute is Scotland’s Youth Biodiversity Panel, the volunteers work hard to increase young people’s engagement with Scottish biodiversity. Read how. Emily Fergusson & Mollie Taylor from BCP Council describe how they have helped families discover nature through environmental education. Backyard Nature is a campaign from Semble to get children across the UK spending a million more hours in nature, see what’s involved.  Read about the Young Placechangers programme from greenspace scotland that empowers young people to take the lead in changing places where they live. We hear about 15 year old Michael Sinclair’s conservation journey…so far. Find out more about the Cameron Bespolka Trust, set up in memory of keen birdwatcher and nature lover Cameron, this charity now works to bring children & nature together. Our Bright Future is bringing together the youth and environmental sectors, read about their three current asks.  The Let’s Learn Moor initiative from BASC aims to educate the people living in the uplands about practices and organisations protecting those iconic landscapes. See what they’ve achieved in the last 3 years. Rewilding Sussex wants to rewild young people. Read about how their Wild Futures project is encouraging the next generation to picture a future to look forward to. Finally Wildwise describe the tactic of using popular fiction to encourage teens to engage with the natural world; read about the success they have.
This edition also carries adverts for organisations, resources, training and events, products and services to enable all of us to encourage the next generation to get involved in nature conservation and understand the importance of doing so. 

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