In the new Biodiversity Action Plan launched today is a list of 51 species which need increased attention and protection if they are to prosper.
The plan, drawn up by the Environment Division and other environmental bodies, is appealing to schools, community groups and individuals to take action to conserve the Island’s unique animals, birds, insects, marine life, plants and habitats.
They can do this by observing and recording key species or habitats, or by sponsoring a species or habitat by funding an activity designed to help them to thrive.
Other practical roles include habitat creation and management and carrying out research and awareness-raising projects.
Environment Minister Freddie Cohen said that Jersey’s natural environment was of crucial importance to its unique way of life.
‘Some of our precious habitats and important species rely on a delicate balance of environmental conditions for their survival.
It would be a tragedy if we failed to take the action that’s needed to safeguard their future,’ he said.
Islanders can play their part in saving a species or preserving habitats in many ways, including by planting trees and hedgerows to create wildlife corridors for bats, reptiles and squirrels.
Promoting the importance of insects in campaigns is another challenging and worthwhile job, says the plan.