Wildlife for wellbeing

Wildlife

Wildlife for wellbeing

 Oxeye daisies in an open meadow - Andrew Parkinson/2020VISION

People need wildlife

We believe that everyone deserves to live in a healthy, wildlife-rich world and experience the joy of nature. 

Studies have shown that those who have the least access to nature also have the worst levels of physical health and mental wellbeing. 

We want more people to discover that daily contact with wildlife improves their mental health, and we want more people to care about and take action for wildlife as a result. Seeing birds near our homes, walking through green spaces filled with wild flowers, and along rivers that are clean and clear reduces stress, fatigue, anxiety and depression.

Daily contact with nature is also linked to better physical health, including reductions in obesity and improved concentration.

Boy birdwatching at Westhay Moor

Family visiting the Westhay Nature Reserve, Somerset Levels - Paul Harris/2020VISION

Wildlife for wellbeing

Places for people and wildlife

We manage our reserves for people and wildlife, places where you can feel the benefits of nature first hand.

Discover our reserves

Woman clearing scrub

Volunteers clearing scrub - Paul Harris/2020VISION

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Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to help wildlife whilst keeping fit and making new friends.

More about volunteering

A social return on investment analysis of the health and wellbeing impacts of Wildlife Trust programmes report cover
Wildlife for wellbeing

A natural health service

Prescribing nature works - and is excellent value for money. Read the full report below by The Wildlife Trusts and Leeds Beckett University.

SROI report

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