A WILDLIFE trust is seeking views on what the ‘new normal’ in our lifestyles should look like after lockdown.

In recent weeks, people have been enjoying the countryside more and recognising the importance of getting outside more to help deal with the pressures of the pandemic, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust say.

Some surveys have found that only nine per cent of people want things to return to how they were at the start of the year, with many others calling for a ‘Green recovery’.

Now, the wildlife trust are calling for people to get in touch to hear their views on what the two counties should look like in the future.

Debbie Tann, Chief Executive at Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, said: “Lockdown has forced a pause in the pace of so-called normal life and we have witnessed some signs of wildlife enjoying the space to breathe.

“But let’s not kid ourselves, while nature may be enjoying a temporary respite, it’s not in recovery yet.

“When this crisis is over, nature will still be in decline.

“The threat to humanity from climate and ecological breakdown mustn’t be sidelined. We need local people to tell us what they think a new normal should look like and help us to push for a better, wilder future.”

To take part, go to hiwwt.org.uk/get-involved/looking-after-yourself-and-nature/after-crisis-what-happens-next.