© Wild Wonders of Europe  / Diego Lopez / WWF
It’s time to #RestoreNature!
Tell your decision-makers to bring nature back to Europe
Nature is essential to our survival. To prevent the increasing fires across the continent. To resist the floods destroying European homes and livelihoods. To generate healthy ecosystems to produce food in the long term. Nature is our biggest ally in the fight against the climate crisis. And we need nature for our mental well-being and health. But did you know 80% of Europe’s nature is in bad shape?

Luckily, all hope is not lost! Right now, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring back nature to Europe: a law to #RestoreNature. What makes this opportunity unique is that this law will legally oblige EU countries to restore a set amount of nature. If they fail, they can be held accountable, and taken to court. We need to #RestoreNature now! 

When we restore nature, we restore our connection with the living world. You are just one step away from making a difference for nature: send a picture of nature you would like to see restored and a letter to your decision-makers. Fill in the form below!

© Wild Wonders of Europe /Konrad Wothe / WWF

Benefits of nature restoration

5 main reasons why we need to restore nature:

1. It helps biodiversity: bringing back local flora and fauna.

2. It tackles the climate crisis: natural habitats store carbon.

3. It protects us from natural disasters: forests and wetlands reduce flooding.

4. It improves our health: access to nature benefits our well-being.

5. It boosts the local economy by strengthening food provision and sustainable practices.

Ecosystem restoration is not just about saving wildlife. A growing body of evidence shows that nature contributes to our overall health and wellbeing and provides significant socio-economic benefits, including sustainable jobs and ecotourism opportunities. Protecting and restoring nature and well-functioning ecosystems is also fundamental to tackling the twin crisis of biodiversity loss and climate change. 

Health benefits of nature restoration

From helping to reduce the risk of certain diseases to boosting our mental health, investing in nature restoration offers countless benefits to people's health and wellbeing.

Economic benefits of nature restoration

From strengthening local economies to restoring the social fabric of post-industrial regions, investing in nature restoration carries socio-economic benefits that far outweigh the initial costs.

Climate benefits of nature restoration

Restoring ecosystems to a natural state will enable them to absorb and store more CO2 and will increase our resilience to the impacts of climate change.
For more information:
Sabien Leemans
Senior Biodiversity Policy Officer
+32 486 80 04 37
Ola Miklasińska
Communications Officer, Biodiversity
+32 456 37 60 64