What we do

What we do

© Cain Scrimgeour

What we do

We work on land and sea, from mountain tops to the seabed, from hidden valleys and coves to city streets. Wherever you are, Wildlife Trust people, places and projects are never far away, improving life for wildlife and people together. For more than a century, we have been saving wildlife and wild places and helping people to get closer to nature.

We look after more than 2,300 nature reserves, covering 104,000 hectares (each hectare is equivalent to a football field in size!), and operate more than 100 visitor and education centres in every part of the UK, on Alderney and the Isle of Man.

We work closely with schools, colleges and universities, with hundreds of farmers and landowners, fishermen and divers; with thousands of companies, big and small; with community groups and other environmental organisations; with lotteries, charitable trusts and foundations; with politicians from across the political spectrum; with local and national governments and more.

Together, we are tackling the climate and nature crisis - starting with the ambition of 30% of the UK's land and seas connected and protected for nature by 2030 - so that we might all enjoy a wilder future.

What we do

Saving wildlife and wild places

Nature reserves, habitat restoration, saving species.

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©Jon Hawkins Surrey Hills Photography

Our wildlife is disappearing at an alarming rate, but there is hope and by working together, we can help to enforce the changes that must take place in order to secure a brighter future for our wild places.
Liz Bonnin
The Wildlife Trusts' President
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Bringing people closer to nature

Education, volunteering, physical and mental health.

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Sheffield WT Forest School

Getting outdoors and being with nature can have a profound effect on all of us and make us happier and healthier.
Dr Amir Khan
The Wildlife Trusts' Ambassador
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Combat the climate and nature emergency

Natural solutions to climate change and addressing our own carbon footprint.

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Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

We cannot tackle the climate crisis without similar ambition to meet the nature crisis head on - the two are inseperable.
Craig Bennett
The Wildlife Trusts' Chief Executive