Devon Wildlife Trust

Devon Wildlife Trust

Charity information

Devon Wildlife Trust

Devon Wildlife Trust strives to make Devon a place where wildlife is plentiful, varied and widespread, in the city and in the countryside, on land and in our seas. We enable everyone to share and enjoy Devon's natural heritage and help secure it for future generations.

Founded 1962

  • Mission statement

    Established as a registered charity in 1962, Devon Wildlife Trust holds a unique and influential position. Unique because it is the only independent organisation concerned with all aspects of wildlife conservation in Devon. Influential because it is a member of The Wildlife Trusts partnership, a nationwide network dedicated to the achievement of Living Seas and a Living Landscape in the UK. Between us we have more than three quarters of a million members and care for over 2,000 nature reserves.

    The Devon Wildlife Trust has around 31,000 members and 47 nature reserves across the county. It is involved in land and marine management, wildlife surveying, conservation policy and education. DWT staff include specialists in all aspects of wildlife conservation, whilst hundreds of people work with the organisation on a voluntary basis.

    Our work increasingly involves conservation on a landscape scale – working over wide areas with multiple partners, including private landowners, local authorities and government agencies – to rebuild a sustainable Living Landscape. Our current Living Landscape projects are:

    • Working Wetlands: a large scale project in the Culm Natural Area of north Devon.
    • Exeter Wild City: a project founded on a vision of a city which is a place for people and a place for wildlife – in fact a place for all life.

  • Aims

    Devon Wildlife Trust aims to:

    • Create a Devon in which wildlife is plentiful, varied and widespread.
    • Create a Devon in which the benefits of wildlife are valued and enjoyed.
    • Create a Devon in which the future of wildlife is secure.
  • Overview

    Established: July 1962

    Registered Charity Number: 213224

    Board members: 16

    Full time staff: 40

    Part time staff: 10

    Volunteers: 2000

    Phone number: 01392 279 244

    Address: Crickelpit Mill Commercial Road Exeter Devon EX2 4AB

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