Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

The mission of The Wildlife Trusts is to rebuild biodiversity and engage people with their environment.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is part of the influential UK-wide partnership of 47 Wildlife Trusts. The Trust has worked for more than 60 years to protect wildlife and wild places, and educate, influence and empower people. We manage 80 of the best sites and help others to manage theirs. Our work is helping to secure the future of many important habitats and species, which might otherwise be lost.

In only the last few years, the Trust has:
• Created more than 60ha of dedicated reedbed for bittern, one of the UK's most endangered birds, at Potteric Carr Nature Reserve.
• Worked tirelessly to secure the future of Yorkshire's water vole population, the mammal that the beloved 'Ratty' in Wind and the Willows was based on.
• Restored and maintained some of the last remaining lowland heath habitat in Yorkshire.
• Enabled over 800 volunteers to take positive action for their local environment.
• Advised landowners on how to manage their land for wildlife.
• Encouraged communities to protect and enjoy wildlife in their local area; and campaigned successfully for wildlife friendly development.

We protect the wildlife where you live. We make our county a better place for local wildlife and people.

We all know that wild places are under daily threat, as our towns develop and our countryside changes. Despite our successes, wildlife is still being lost at an alarming rate. The Trust needs your help and support to continue and expand its work.

Founded 1947

  • Turning the Tide at Spurn

    To secure the heritage asset and to improve the visitor experience of this National Nature... More
  • A Penine Fringe Living Landscape

    To develop an exemplar of sustainable development that shows how the Pennine Fringe landsc... More
  • The See Life Project

    To develop a beacon of sustainable development of regional importance. This centre would p... More