Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Charity information

Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is the leading charity dedicated to nature conservation and environmental education within Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland.

Founded 1971

  • Mission statement

    Our mission is to conserve local wildlife, promote nature conservation and inspire people to value nature. Our vision is for an environment rich in wildlife, valued by everyone.

    The North East's unique variety of animals, plants and landscapes is increasingly under threat from climate change, development on green spaces, intensive farming and pollution. There have been dramatic declines in red squirrels, water voles, barn owls and black grouse in just one generation.

    We are committed to halting this decline in a number of ways:

    We manage over 60 local nature reserves and run projects that help threatened species. We work in partnership with companies, local authorities, landowners, local communities, volunteers and other organisations to manage the landscape positively for wildlife and people.

    We educate thousands of people about nature each year, working directly with schools, running special events and clubs, and providing information. We believe the key to success is getting as any people involved in caring for their own environment, connecting local people with local places.

    The Trust acts as the voice for wildlife with local planners and developers. It is there to influence government policy at national level. But without our supporters we couldn't do what we do. We know that nature enriches body, mind and soul and we are committed to protect and pass what we have on to future generations.

  • Aims

    Northumberland Wildlife Trust aims to:

    • Restore, recreate and reconnect habitats on a landscape scale within Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland, improving biodiversity and ensuring special places are there for future generations.
    • Create awareness and understanding about the importance of nature in our lives, inspiring people to care for and protect it.
    • Campaign for greater environmental protection and better research on environmental issues.
  • Overview

    Established: March 1971

    Registered Charity Number: 221819

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 41

    Part time staff: 18

    Volunteers: 352

    Phone number: 0191 2846884

    Address: Northumberland Wildlife Trust, St Nicholas Park, Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3XT

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