What the world needs now is you

Will Young
Fan made video

We’ve teamed up with Will Young to ask you to show the world some love and take action. Will Young’s unique version of the classic by Burt Bacharach “What the World Needs Now is Love”, highlights both the beauty and fragility of our planet.

We asked you to send in clips of what you love most about our brilliant planet. Whether it's your local park, stunning landscape or favourite animal. We had some truly amazing entries – thank you! Some of our favourites have been chosen and star in our alternative music video - watch now and share.

Behind The Scenes

Our behind the scenes footage shows how we made the incredible video with Will Young and the team.

Wildlife populations have declined by over 50% since 1970

3 African rhinos are poached every day

Rhino poaching has increased by 9,800% in the past 8 years. At the start of the 20th century there were several hundred thousand black rhinos – by the early 1990s there were less than 2,500.

Together we can change this. We’ve already had significant conservation success with the southern white rhino; their population has increased from approximately 100 in 1895 to over 20,000 today.

As few as 3,200 tigers are left in the wild

The largest of all cats, the tiger is one of the most threatened species on Earth. During the last century over 95% of the world's wild tiger population has vanished.

It’s possible to help recover wild tiger populations – by protecting and connecting their habitat. We’re working to double the number of tigers in the wild to over 6,000 by 2022. We need your help to make this a reality.

97% of our oceans are unprotected

Oceans cover over 70% of the earth’s surface, creating half the oxygen we breathe and supporting over 700 million people who depend on fishing for their livelihoods.

But only 3% of our oceans are protected, which means that a third of critical marine habitats like seagrass beds, coral reefs and mangroves have been destroyed and many fish stocks are being exploited to the limit.

Let’s protect our beautiful planet.

Every 2 seconds an area of forest the size of a football pitch is destroyed

Forests are home to more than half of all land-dwelling animals, plants and insects. And they are vital for people too: around a billion people depend on forests for their livelihood. They help regulate global climate and supply over three-quarters of the world’s accessible freshwater.

But in the last few centuries we’ve destroyed over 40% of the world’s forests. We need to tackle deforestation urgently.

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