National Trust Aims for Nature Generation

The National Trust is planning a campaign this year to improve peoples' links with nature and wildlife.

The Trust's director general Fiona Reynolds said children needed freedom to discover nature for themselves.

More children go to hospital having fallen out of bed than having fallen out of a tree, she said.

The trust is marking the centenary of the death of Octavia Hill, one of its founders, who fought to preserve public open spaces in London and elsewhere.

"It's about wanting to give children a sense of freedom to discover," said Ms Reynolds at a news conference in London.

"The campaign will help children to get outdoors and connect them with nature, including things that can be done at trust properties, to try and stimulate a nation of nature-lovers."

In recent times, a …
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