What we do
The work that Somerset Wildlife Trust does across the county is incredibly wide-ranging.
Our key priorities will always be driven by pure conservation gain; the long-term care of our reserves and habitat improvement - pivotal for the delivery of our specialist species protection programmes; investment in our Living Landscape programmes - the way in which we link smaller, isolated wildlife sites to create wider, more robust landscapes to safeguard our wildlife for the longer term; the important work we do lobbying and campaigning for wildlife; working with landowners across the county farmers and private landowners to manage their land in a wildlife-friendly way; and the wildlife surveying and record wildlife we carry our via our environmental records centre. This work is the bedrock upon which we are able to deliver enormous gains for wildlife on a county-wide scale now and for the future.
You can find out more about this work by using the navigation bar to the left.
Somerset Wildlife Trust however is operating in a fast-changing environment. The impacts of climate change, shrinking natural resources, a tough economic climate, and most of all the continuing depletion of our habitats and the wildlife they contain in the county are just some of the issues that affect the way we work and the rate at which we need to strengthen our county’s natural capital. More than ever we need public support. More than ever we need YOU.
What can you do?
We want everyone in Somerset to value, enjoy and share wildlife in the county and believe strongly that nature matters, not only in its own right, but for the huge benefits it brings to our county and the health and wellbeing of our people and communities. As an organisation we believe that we have a greater responsibility then ever before to ensure that we are inspiring and developing the next generation of conservation champions, wildlife enthusiasts and lovers of the natural world to ensure that we are all able to enjoy a landscape rich in wildlife in the future.
As a result we place particular emphasis on our work with children in schools, inspiring and engaging families and the wider public through our annual events programme, community projects and programmes, promoting the benefits of volunteering and doing more to help more people visit and enjoy our reserves. We believe that when people experience the wonder of our county’s special wild places and green spaces, they are better able to understand why they need our protection.
Be Inspired. Be part of it.
Visit a nature reserve
Find an event to go to
Make a Space for Nature
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