Avon Wildlife Trust

Avon Wildlife Trust

Charity information

Avon Wildlife Trust

Avon Wildlife Trust is the largest local conservation charity connecting people with nature. We encourage people to care and take action for wildlife, supporting nature to recover on a grand scale.

Founded 1980

  • Mission statement

    Avon Wildlife Trust is dedicated to inspiring people about wildlife, acting as a wildlife champion, creating wildlife havens and encouraging sustainable living. The Trust is supported by over 17,000 local members and 1,500 local volunteers to manage 39 local wild spaces (1,100 hectares) as nature reserves.

    In 2015 Avon Wildlife Trust worked with over 10,000 children, helping them to build confidence and curiosity in their local natural world. We launched My Wild City to transform Bristol into a nature reserve. We worked in partnership with scores of organisations to develop thriving habitats for wildlife including bees, butterflies, otters, polecats and peregrine falcons. And we connected thousands and thousands of people with the nature on their doorstep through events, volunteering programs and education work.

    Our award winning venue Folly Farm welcomes schools, businesses and families seeking a unique, nature-rich venue to celebrate learning and life. And our Feed Bristol site offers courses in vegetable growing, forest school and sustainable living skills.

    From iron age hill forts to bluebell woods and wildflower meadows; a walk in the wild to wildlife gardening; protecting species and restoring landscapes, Avon Wildlife Trust is the leading champion for the future health of our local environment.

    Avon Wildlife Trust is a member of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, a federation of 47 Wildlife Trusts protecting and restoring nature throughout the British Isles.

  • Aims

    Avon Wildlife Trust aims to:

    • Ensure threatened species can flourish and degraded ecosystems can be restored. Use landscape-scale habitat management to create & enhance ecological networks to improve nature's resilience at scale.
    • Inspire people and communities to care for nature to secure a future rich in wildlife. Provide opportunities for local people to engage with and experience nature's value for their everyday lives.
    • Champion the value of nature and work with partners to provide evidence to show that investing in our natural capital can help to create a strong and sustainable economy and society.
  • Overview

    Established: May 1980

    Registered Charity Number: 280422

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 26

    Part time staff: 13

    Volunteers: 1500

    Phone number: 01179177270

    Address: 32 Jacobs Wells Road BS8 1DR

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