When you think of protecting wildlife and nature in your area can you think of three things you could personally do to help?
If one of those things was picking up litter then well done - that is a really easy and impactful way of helping improve habitats locally, and you will actually be helping wildlife much further away as well.
Here on Alderney we are encouraging people to do 2 minute beach cleans - which are very quick and easy ways to help the marine environment. There is a map on their website showing all the people around the world taking part, just think how much rubbish has been picked up by those hundreds of mini cleans. All drains eventually lead to the sea, which means that anything you put down the toilet or the sink could eventually end up in the sea, especially if it is too small to be filtered out by a cleaning system. This shows that even if you don't live near the sea you can help the marine environment by thinking before you flush!
Single use plastics (can you name a few of these?) are some of the worst offenders for harming marine life in particular. They take hundreds of years to degrade, and even then many species living in the sea will swallow the miniscule plastic particles they come across. Not only does this cause them health problems but if it is a fish species we eat that plastic could end up back on your plate!