Durham Wildlife Trust

Durham Wildlife Trust

Charity information

Durham Wildlife Trust

DWT conserves wildlife by:
Managing 35 excellent nature reserves for wildlife and people,
Educating everyone about the importance of nature, encouraging them to take action to conserve wildlife and support our work.
Delivering nature conservation projects across land and sea & maximising their effectiveness by operating at a landscape scale.
Operating high quality visitor centres with opportunities to engage people in wildlife conservation and encourage active participation.

Founded 1971

  • Mission statement

    Durham Wildlife Trust aims to conserve wildlife from the River Tyne to the
    River Tees throughout County Durham, Gateshead, Sunderland, South Tyneside Darlington and coastal waters. Wildlife is intrinsically important, under threat and in serious decline. Nature is a vital part of the human experience. A healthy and thriving natural environment plays an important role in improving human health and well-being.
    Our aims are achieved by engaging supporters and wider society in the conservation effort, providing opportunities for participation, education and enjoyment and acting as an advocate for wildlife and nature conservation with local and national government and wider society.

  • Aims

    Durham Wildlife Trust aims to:

    • To conserve wildlife from the River Tees to the River Tyne through the active management of nature reserves along with the development and delivery of nature conservation projects.
    • To engage supporters and wider society in the conservation effort by encouraging active participation through volunteering, education training and experiencing wildlife
  • Overview

    Established: July 1971

    Registered Charity Number: 501038

    Board members: 15

    Full time staff: 10

    Part time staff: 10

    Volunteers: 200

    Phone number: 0191 584 3112

    Address: Rainton Meadows, Chilton Moor, Houghton le Spring Dh4 6PU

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