Sir David Attenborough, Stephen Fry, Catherine Tate, Alison Steadman, and Asim Chaudhry have backed a new campaign from The Wildlife Trusts that calls for a wilder future and a Wilder Cornwall. The conservationist and actors have starring roles in a new The Wind in the Willows film trailer which brings to life the 21st-century threats facing the much-loved characters from Kenneth Grahame’s children’s classic. The animated trailer calls on everyone to help bring our wildlife back before it’s too late, so that we can all enjoy a wilder future.
Across the UK 56% of species have been lost since 1980. Cornwall is no exception and faces very real threats to our wildlife and wild places from climate change, marine plastics, pesticides, and development. Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s new campaign for a Wilder Cornwall and a Wilder Future is now live and being shared wildly www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildercornwall
Cornwall Wildlife Trust will be screening the new film trailer this evening, fittingly in The Riverbank room at The Greenbank Hotel, Falmouth where Kenneth Grahame first conceived Wind in the Willows over 100 years ago. The village of Lerryn and the Fowey Estuary are also thought to have inspired the setting of the book. The event will also include exclusive behind the scenes footage of the making of the film trailer and an in-depth background to the Wilder Cornwall campaign.