Publications

Publications

Owain Shaw

Publications

Browse a selection of our publications here, including our annual reports and accounts, independent and partnership publications, as well as policy and position statements. Use the buttons below to jump to a collection:

Annual Impact Reports

Annual Impact Report 2017-18

Annual Impact Report 2017-18

What impact is The Wildlife Trusts movement having?

This annual report gives an overview of our impact in the year 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018, including key statistics, stories and highlights - from the area of land we manage and influence for wildlife, to measuring the impact of volunteering on peoples' mental health.

Read the 2017-18 Impact Report  

Annual Reports and Accounts

The Annual Report and Accounts for the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts. 

Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18

The Wildlife Trusts Publications

Every Child Wild

A Wildlife Trusts report on why we believe every child has the right to be wild. With fewer than 10% of children playing in natural areas, we explore why time spent in nature is important, and what we're doing about it.

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Celebrating the Landfill Communities Fund

This 2014 report is a recognition of the immensely valuable role the Landfill Communities Fund has played, and continues to contribute towards, achieving practical nature conservation on the ground across the UK. It showcases some of the vitally important work the Fund has supported, from creating new reedbeds in the Great Fen, to conducting detailed surveys of the seabed in Dorset.

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The Rothschild List: 1915-2015

In order to assess what has happened to the places on Rothschild’s List over the past century The Wildlife Trusts set out to collect as much information as we could using desktop research to measure the current state of the 284 Rothschild Reserves. Read our conclusions in the 2015 review.

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Partnership Publications

The State of Nature Report

The 2016 State of Nature report was produced by a partnership of over 50 organisations involved in the recording, researching and conservation of nature in the UK and its Overseas Territories. It is the second report of its kind published, with the first having been published in 2013 in partnership with 25 organisations.

Read the 2016 report

Read the 2013 report

Jordans Farm Partnership Impact Report

Our partnership with Jordans Cereals helps the farmers who grow their oats to farm in harmony with nature. Our impact report shows how Wildlife Trust advisors have been helping the farmers achieve this.

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The Nature and Wellbeing Act

In 2016 The Wildlife Trusts, along with the RSPB and partners, called for a Nature & Wellbeing Act, that would set the world's first legally binding targets for nature's recovery in a generation. Over 9,000 people contacted their MPs about the Act before Parliament was dissolved ahead of the 2015 General Election.

This document sets out the purpose of the act and its impacts on the country's health and economy. It includes examples of how we and our partners put the ideas of the Act into practice to make a difference today.

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The Green Wildlife Guide for Boaters

Published in 2017 to advise boaters on how to get the best experience out of their wildlife encounters by acting responsibly and cautiously to minimize the risk of disturbance while keeping participants and their boats safe.

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Nature Positive Local Plans

Nature Positive Local Plans

This 2015 report outlines the findings of an investigation conducted by the RSPB and The Wildlife Trusts into the effectiveness of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). In cases where this is failing our natural environment, a series of recommendations are suggested for the role the planning system should play in the protection, and restoration of our wild places.

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Policies and Position Statements

A Living Landscape

This report outlines The Wildlife Trusts' approach to landscape-scale nature conservation in the UK. It looks a range of Wildlife Trust projects and explores the barriers and opportunities for large-scale habitat restoration.

Published in 2006, and updated in 2009 to include summaries of more the 100 Wildlife Trust Living Landscape schemes around the UK.

Read summary 

Read full report

The case for more Marine Conservation Zones

In this 2016 report, The Wildlife Trusts set out their case for an interconnected network of Marine Conservation Zones. The report highlights the importance of protected marine areas, not only for the recovery of fragmented habitats, but for the longevity of our living seas.

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Local Authority Services and Biodiversity

The Natural Environment and Rural Communities (NERC) Act 2006 introduced a biodiversity duty on local authorities in England and Wales to conserve biodiversity. This document provides an introduction to the duty, highlighting the benefits of and opportunities. It draws on existing good practice to be a source of inspiration for local authorities to consider new and additional ways of integrating biodiversity conservation throughout their activities.

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Population, Resource Use & Consumption

Read the Wildlife Trusts analysis and position statement on Population, Resource Use & Consumption in the UK.

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