The Wildlife Trusts

There are 47 local Wildlife Trusts across the whole of the UK, the Isle of Man and Alderney. We are working for an environment rich in wildlife for everyone.

With 850,000 members, we are the largest UK voluntary organisation dedicated to conserving the full range of the UK’s habitats and species, whether they be in the countryside, in cities, or at sea. 135,000 of our members belong to our junior branch, Wildlife Watch.

We manage 2,300 nature reserves covering more than 80,000 hectares; we stand up for wildlife; we inspire people about the natural world and we foster sustainable living.

All 47 Wildlife Trusts are members of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT) which operates a separate Grants Unit administering major funds on behalf of the Big Lottery Fund and the Landfill Communities Fund.                                                                                         


The VISION of The Wildlife Trusts is “an environment rich in wildlife for everyone” 

The MISSION of The Wildlife Trusts is to “rebuild biodiversity and engage people with their environment” 

The OBJECTIVES of The Wildlife Trusts are: 

  • To stand up for wildlife and the environment
  • To create and enhance wildlife havens
  • To inspire people about the natural world
  • To foster sustainable living