The Wildlife Trusts have released a special animated film ‘trailer’ based on the well-loved “The Wind in the Willows” story written by Kenneth Grahame over 100 years ago.
The trailer, starring Sir David Attenborough, Stephen Fry, Catherine Tate, Alison Steadman and Asim Chaudhry, brings to life the 21st century threats facing the much-loved characters from the children’s classic to encourage people to work together to help save the UK’s wildlife.
In it, Toad, Badger Ratty and Mole fall into hardship as a result of roads being constructed, river pollution and intensive farming.
Ratty – the water vole – is the UK’s most rapidly declining mammal and has been lost from 94% of places where it was once prevalent. There has been a 70 percent decline in the toad population in the last 30 years alone.