My Wild City is our new campaign aimed at increasing green spaces and enhancing wildlife across Manchester.

We want to help reconnect people with their gardens and local green spaces, creating wildlife corridors and green networks for both people and wildlife to move through.

The My Wild City scheme is a Wildlife Trust initiative and is already running very successfully in several cities including Bristol, Cardiff, London and Leeds. We want to add Manchester to the list of Wild Cities, but we need your help.

Living in an industrial city can sometimes make you feel as if you are disconnected from nature. However, a survey in 2016-2018 led by Manchester Metropolitan University called ‘My Back Yard’, found that 49% of Manchester’s land cover is made up of green spaces.

We want to help make Manchester a greener, wilder place to be.

Our Vision is for anyone living and working in Manchester to help transform
work places, gardens and our open spaces into a city wide nature reserve.

Together we can create a nature-rich city that puts wildlife right on our doorsteps, giving everyone the opportunity to experience the joy of wildlife every day.

If we connect habitats and green spaces, we can create wildlife corridors – ‘green highways’ that enable wildlife to move easily around the city and that link up to the countryside in Greater Manchester and beyond.

Whether you live, work or go to school in Manchester, there are lots of ways you can get involved today. If everyone does one thing for wildlife, we will make a huge difference.

Don't forget to share your activity with us on social media, and visit our interactive map so you can showcase your work HERE.

If you are interested in finding out other ways you can get involved in nature, please see the new Nature Greater Manchester website here.