Help save land for nature. Donate to a local appeal

From once in a lifetime opportunities to do something amazing for wildlife, to urgent requests for donations to save a threatened piece of land, you can help The Wildlife Trusts achieve positive change for nature and people.

 

 

   
Warwickshire

Help for Hedgehogs

 

 

Target: £250,000

Gloucestershire

Nature Reserves fund


To enjoy our country's iconic wildlife tomorrow, we need to safeguard it today.

 
North Wales 

Minera Appeal

Financial target: £25,000

 

 

       

Hedgehogs are in rapid decline in Britain, attracting significant media attention, both nationally and locally in Warwickshire.

The Trust plan to raise £250,000 to work with local schools, planners, developers, local businesses and landowners to raise awareness of the issues facing one of our most loved wild animals. 

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is uniquely placed to lead and deliver land management programmes to protect and secure the county's rich and varied landscapes, vulnerable wildlife and iconic species.

With your support the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust team will make sure that our nature reserves continue to excite and inspire people today and for generations to come.

Our nature reserves may appear to be wild, undisturbed havens for wildlife, but a great deal of hard work, time and investment goes into keeping them 'wild'. The on-going cyclical nature of reserve management is vital to produce the diversity of habitats for rare species to survive.

 

Minera Quarry is a special place, but not yet a Wildlife Trust nature reserve – and we need you to help us protect it for the future.

At the moment, Minera Quarry is barely accessible and unmanaged for people and wildlife. Without your help, many of the unique grassland flowers will be engulfed by thick scrub and lost forever.

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
       
 
     
       
Somerset

Somerset's Brilliant Coast!

Target: £28,000

We are nearly there! With a little more support we will be able to fund important Coastal Survey work along Somerset’s Coast for 2017!

We’ve raised an incredible £23,000 so far, but we desperately need to get to £28,000 so we can carry out this crucial work.

This Giving Tuesday we are asking all our supporters to help us get to £28,000 by the end of the year, so please, if you love wildlife and love the coast, please pledge your support. All donations large or small make a real difference to our work.

Image © Minette Layne

 

Northumberland 

Last Red Squirrel

 

Save from extinction

Northumberland Wildlife Trust believes it can save the red squirrel from extinction in the North East by stopping the spread of grey squirrels and managing the woodland landscape together with communities and landowners.


But we can’t do it without your support. 

 
Brecknock

Pwll-y-Wrach

 

Target: £42,000

This new piece of land features towering ash trees rising up from the valley bottom and oak trees on the drier upper slopes.

Spring sees the ground covered by a lush carpet of wild garlic, bluebells, wood avens and wood anemones.

In order to purchase the extra land, Brecknock Wildlife Trust had to dig deep into their reserves. By giving a donation now you can ensure the Trust can support more projects in the future! 

 
 
 
 
Devon

Keep Beavers in the Wild

Target £54,000

For the first time since they were hunted to extinction in the 1700s, England has a wild beaver population in Devon, on the River Otter! Thanks to your support the beavers are here to stay but the hard work isn't over!

Devon Wildlife Trust will be monitoring the effects of beaver activity on the river. This will inform future decisions on the release of beavers in England so please do lend your support.

DWT must now fund a five year River Otter Beaver Trial and there are no public funds available so any amount that the public can donate will help!

 
 
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

Great Fen Project

Target: £182,000

A fantastic opportunity to transform 182 hectares of land at the heart of the Great Fen.

BCN Wildlife Trust must find £182,000 of match funding in order to be awarded with the generous grant of £1.89 million from The Heritage Lottery Fund.

 
 
 
 
 
Worcestershire

Coombe Bissett Land Purchase Appeal

We need your help to raise £185,000 to secure the sale

The land for sale includes part of a County Wildlife Site and an area of arable land - part of which has already been returned to chalk grassland. This purchase gives us a significant opportunity to build on our success in restoring chalk downland at our existing Coombe Bissett Down nature reserve.

By buying this land we will double the size of the existing nature reserve, reconnect two parts of the Homington and Coombe Bissett Downs SSSI and link the Coombe Bissett Down County Wildlife Site. It will become a strategically important large block of chalk downland. The new reserve will cover an area of 215 acres, provide ecological connectivity and further protect, maintain and enhance this internationally important habitat.

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Cheshire

Help barn owls to thrive in Cheshire

Help to support barn owls at Cheshire Wildlife Trust
 

Vulnerable to the impact of changes in agriculture, loss of feeding habitat and adverse weather, this much loved farmland bird has suffered a severe decline in Cheshire in the past century. Over time their hunting habitats and number of natural nesting sites have plummeted. Those that do remain exist in isolation, often separated by busy roads, making travel between hunting grounds and nest sites perilous.

Summer 2013 was the worst on record in recent times for barn owls in Cheshire, with just 19 pairs recorded, down 80% on the previous year. Although 2014 saw their numbers, thankfully, increase they’re still nowhere near the 1930s peak of 240 breeding pairs. We want to give them a fighting chance, but we desperately need your help to do that.

Sussex

Sussex Downs

 

Target: £40,000

For the past fifty years, the Sussex Wildlife Trust have been battling to bring back some of the lost wildlife to the South Downs. We want more and more people to return to the Downs, bringing their children, to once again enjoy the wildlife that flourishes here.

However, the work is expensive: machinery and tools, contractors, fencing materials, vets’ bills, livestock and animal husbandry - it all adds up.

Please help us to raise £40,000 to continue to fund this work for the next three years.

 
Durham

Pony Appeal
 

Target: £9,200

Durham Wildlife Trust is appealing to the generosity of the public to help crowdfund its latest campaign: The Durham Wildlife Trust Pony Appeal.

The Trust is aiming to raise £9,200 to support the acquisition of a herd of 12 Exmoor ponies. Exmoor ponies are hardy, native breed ponies, perfectly suited for conservation grazing.

Please click on button below to learn more and to support the DWT Pony Appeal.
 

 
   
Northumberland

Give our volunteers a home?

Target: £5,000

The workshop will be created from a second-hand storage container and will be insulated and fitted with electricity and mains water creating a warm, dry working space. All too often, volunteers end up working in cramped, cold conditions in our existing small storage area or even worse, outside in the cold and rain. This new, dedicated area will be perfect for all kinds of activities like making bird boxes to go out on our reserves or simply repairing tools.

Bedfordshire

Help Save Rare Butterflies

Target: £20,000 

60% of monitored UK butterfly species have declined, including the Duke of Burgundy, small blue and dingy skipper. But these rare butterflies can be found at The Wildlife Trust’s Totternhoe nature reserve in Bedfordshire, where we are managing habitat especially for them. They rely on chalk grassland to feed and breed, but in recent years the quality and quantity of grassland has reduced. It is essential that we restore and link together areas of chalk grassland. Please make a donation towards vital habitat restoration.

 
Avon

Help protect our wildflower meadows 

Summer appeal 2016 

With your help we can continue to protect and restore grassland meadows throughout Avon. These essential habitats currently exist like islands in the landscape, trapping wildlife and reducing its ability to move and thrive. Our B-Lines project is working to create corridors of healthy habitats across the landscape throughout our region.

 
South and West Wales

Save Our Seabirds

 

Target: £10,000
 

Recent record-breaking storms have caused massive mortality of birds wintering at sea around the south coast of Britain, including our Skomer and Skokholm birds.

Skomer and Skokholm offer a safe haven for many marine birds and our research needs to continue to enable us to understand how we can continue to safeguard these species in the future. 

Please help us raise funds to continue vital research in understanding and solving the problems our seabirds are facing.

Gloucestershire

Mini bus appeal

We urgently need your help to raise £30,000 to buy a minibus to reconnect children and young people with nature and inspire them to be custodians of our natural world.

In the age of the Internet, YouTube and smart TVs, do you ever feel that we are losing our connection with nature? That many people, especially children and young adults, simply aren't experiencing the great outdoors any more?

But there is something you can do. We are creatng a unique centre at Greystones Farm nature reserve, at Bourton-on-the-Water. The centre is designed to inspire children and young people who don't normally have the chance to experience nature. But there's just one piece of the jigsaw missing.

We urgently need your help to raise £30,000 to buy a minibus to bring visitors to Greystones. With a donation of £35 today, we could reach out to people young and old across the county, giving them an experience they will remember and treasure forever.

 
Cumbria

You can protect nesting ospreys

Help to support ospreys at Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Please will you make a donation to protect the nesting ospreys at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve? This webcam allows you to see in full colour, live action from the nest at any time of day or night (as you can see, something very special). Why not share this experience?

The cameras also give better protection to these rare and majestic birds and to their eggs and chicks. Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve is free to visit and you are welcome to come along.

For the first time, last year the adult birds successfully raised three healthy chicks. Your donation will give them the best chance to safely do so again. Not just this year but for years to come. Thank you.