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Organisation Reference Wildlife Trusts
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This information has been taken directly from the Wildlife Trusts Website.

The Wildlife Trusts partnership is the UK’s leading conservation charity exclusively dedicated to wildlife. Our network of 46 local Wildlife Trusts and our junior branch, Wildlife Watch, work together to protect wildlife in towns and the countryside.

We care for 2,400 nature reserves from rugged coastline to urban wildlife havens. With more than 355,000 members, and unparalleled grass roots expertise, The Wildlife Trusts lobby for better protection of the UK's natural heritage and are dedicated to protecting wildlife for the future.

The Wildlife Trusts partnership cares for more than 2,400 nature reserves, covering an area of 74,500 hectares. These wildlife oases range from remote islands off the Scottish coast to restored industrial sites in the heart of London. From woods and meadows to mountains and moorlands, black bog ants and basking sharks to damselflies and dormice, The Wildlife Trusts protect a multitude of habitats and species.

With unparalleled grassroots experience, The Wildlife Trusts campaign for better protection of our precious wildlife and habitats. Raising awareness of threats to wildlife is central to our role. Through monitoring and collecting data we demonstrate an accurate picture of the health of the UK’s wildlife, and those habitats and species that need our protection. We have developed an enviable reputation for our objectivity and our knowledge.

Facts and figures
The Wildlife Trusts partnership is a network of 46 independent wildlife charities and more than 100 urban wildlife groups

  • The Wildlife Trusts have 355,000 members
  • Every year 22,200 volunteers give their support to The Wildlife Trusts
  • Wildlife Watch, our junior branch for children, has more than 20,000 members
  • The Wildlife Trusts care for 2,400 nature reserves, ranging from rugged coastlines to urban wildlife oases, throughout the UK
  • Together our reserves cover an area of 74,500 hectares, greater in size than the Isle of Man
  • Our smallest reserve is Hethel Old Thorn, in Norfolk, a 13th century hawthorn. The largest is Benmore Coignach – 6,000 hectares of west Highland mountain wilderness
  • The Wildlife Trusts manage 1,000 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), 49 National Nature Reserves (NNRs) and 68 RAMSAR sites
  • About one million people visit more than 100 Wildlife Trust visitor centres every year
  • Under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) we have responsibility for more than 20 species and 10 habitats
  • The Wildlife Trusts’ President is Prof. David Bellamy, and Vice Presidents Sir David Attenborough, Prof. Chris Baines (also President of the Urban Wildlife Partnership), Sir John Burnett, Prof. GL Lucas, Prof. David MacDonald, Julian Pettifer, Sir James Swaffield, Prof. Robert Worcester and Dame Miriam Rothschild.
  • Wildlife Watch President is Professor David Bellamy and Vice Presidents are Chris Packham, Nick Baker and Bill Oddie.
  • Our Patron is HRH The Prince of Wales

Royal Society for Nature Conservation

The Royal Society for Nature Conservation provides a central co-ordinating body for the activities of 46 independent Wildlife Trusts across the UK. It also manages the Wildlife Trusts Services Ltd - a trading company set up to provide collective purchasing, on a non-profit basis, for the Trusts and affiliated charities. Via its fund management arm, the Society administers 10 million per year of grant aid to support local, regional and national environmental projects.

Dates Referenced August 2001
Contact Details

Wildlife Trusts National Office

The Kiln,
Mather Road,
NG24 1WT

Tel (0870) 036 7711 Fax (0870) 036 0101

Regional Contacts

Avon (0117) 9268018 avonwt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Beds, Cambs, Northants & P'boro (01223) 712400 northwt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Berks, Bucks & Oxon (01865) 775476 bbontwt@cix.co.uk

The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham & The Black Country (0121) 666 7474 urbanwt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Brecknock (01874) 625708 brecknockwt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Cheshire (01270) 610180 cheshirewt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Cornwall (01872) 73939 cornwt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Cumbria (015394) 32476 cumbriawt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Derbyshire (01332) 756610 derbywt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Devon (01392) 79244 devonwt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Dorset (01305) 264620 dorsetwt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Durham (01388) 488728 durham.wildlife.trust@dial.pipex.com

Essex (01206) 729678 admin@essexwt.org.uk

Glamorgan (01656) 724100 glamorganwt@cix.co.uk

Gloucestershire (01452) 383333 gmcg@cix.compulink.co.uk

Gwent (01600) 715501 gwentwildlife@cix.compulink.co.uk

Hampshire & I.O.W. (01703) 613636 hampswt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Herefordshire (01432) 356872 herefordwt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Herts & Middlesex (01727) 858901 hertswt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Kent (01622) 662012 kentwildlife@cix.compulink.co.uk

Lancashire (01772) 324129 lancswt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Leicestershire & Rutland (0116) 2553904 leicswt@cix.co.uk

Lincolnshire (01507) 526667 lincstrust@cix.compulink.co.uk

London (0171) 278 6612/3 londonwt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Manx (01624) 801985 manxwt@cix.co.uk

Montgomeryshire (01938) 555654 montwt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Norfolk (01603) 625540 nwt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Northumberland (0191) 284 6884 northwildlife@cix.compulink.co.uk

North Wales (01248) 351541 nwwt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Nottinghamshire (0115) 9588242 nottswt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Radnorshire (01597) 823298 radnorshirewt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Scotland (0131) 312 7765 scottishwt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Sheffield City (0114) 2787863 sheffieldwt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Shropshire (01743) 241691 shropshirewt@cix.co.uk

Somerset (01823) 451587 somwt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Staffordshire (01889) 508534 staffswt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Suffolk (01473) 890089 suffolkwt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Surrey (01483) 488055 surreywt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Sussex (01273) 492630 sussexwt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Tees Valley (01642 253716 teesvalleywt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Ulster (01396) 830282 ulsterwt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Warwickshire (01203) 302912 warkswt@cix.compulink.co.uk

The Wildlife Trust, West Wales (01437) 765462

Wiltshire (01380) 725670 wiltswt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Worcestershire (01905) 754919 worcswt@cix.compulink.co.uk

Yorkshire (01904) 659570 yorkshirewt@cix.co.uk

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Specific References (Please note - website addresses change frequently and all references are dated accordingly. If hyperlinks are no longer active, please inform us)

Reference Section of Website Specific Website link
W69.Jan04.w1 Where have all the flowers gone? http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/facts/flowers.htm
W69.Feb04.w1 Wildlife Trusts Facts Hedgehogs http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/facts/hedge.htm
W69.Feb04.w2 British Reptiles http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/facts/reptile.htm

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