Wildlife Trusts


Wildlife Trustshe Wildlife Trusts is a UK network of Local Wildlife Trusts, usually based on single or adjacent counties, or in the case of Scotland, a whole country. The Wildlife Trusts UK Office acts as the voice for the partnership and provides central services to the Trusts. Their outstanding website has contact details and which also leads to sites belonging to many of the individual Trusts. To find out about wildlife in a local area of the UK you really should visit your local Trust's website. Tell them we sent you.

Wildlife Trusts own and manage nature reserves, sometimes quite large and significant areas of their county. As well as rural counties, urban areas such as Birmingham and London also have very active Wildlife Trusts.

Local Wildlife Trusts also have many other functions and activities associated with them. These obviously vary from trust to trust, but you can be sure that they will include a system of WATCH groups (wildlife-based activity clubs for children); some links with County biological recording networks; contacts for wildlife enthusiast groups such as badger groups, bat groups and other local organisations and individuals.

The Wildlife Trusts - National Office
The Kiln
Mather Road
Notts NG24 1WT

Tel: 0870 036 7711

Wildlife Trusts often take a lead in local biodiversityPages marked with this symbol are exclusively written for Naturenet action. There have been several very successful national, regional and local campaigns organised by the wildlife trusts to focus attention on particular species. Recent examples include Water Voles, and Dormice. If you have seen one of these creatures, or think you have, and would like to report it to somebody, your local wildlife trust is the best place to start.

The Wildlife Trusts is also known as the The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, and formerly the Royal Society of Nature Conservation, although this name is not now normally used. However, you will see reference to the RSNC in some older literature, and so we mention it to make sure no confusion arises. In a similar way many local Wildlife Trusts used to be called Naturalists' Trusts or something similar.