Conserving wildlife is at the heart of what we do. Use this page to find out about current conservation issues, wildlife and the law, reporting wildlife crime, planning applications and more.

Water Framework Directive

Northumberland Wetlands - A Living Landscape. Our aim is to restore or create a range of nationally threatened wetland habitats that reflect the true richness of our floodplains, principally in South East Northumberland. Read more about the Water Framework Directive.

State of Nature Report 2013

UK nature is in trouble – that is the conclusion of a groundbreaking report published by a coalition of leading conservation and research organisations. Read more about the State of Nature report.

Planning Applications

Northumberland Wildlife Trust cares about all wildlife sites but as a charity we have limited resources. This means we cannot respond directly to every threat we hear about. Therefore, in addition to commenting on applications ourselves, we are actively encouraging people to take action to protect their local environment.


We receive a wide variety of calls on a daily basis, which often require simple answers or basic information. Browse through our 'frequently asked questions', and contact us if your query is not answered. For downloadable leaflets on wildlife gardening, Living Landscapes and Whin grassland management, visit our publications page.