London Wildlife Trust is one of the 47 Wildlife Trusts which form the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, a nationwide network of local nature conservation charities.
The Wildlife Trusts cover the whole of the UK, including the Isle of Man and Alderney. We are working for an environment rich in wildlife for everyone.
With more than 800,000 members, we are the largest UK voluntary organisation dedicated to conserving the full range of the UK’s habitats and species, whether they be in the countryside, in cities or at sea.
More than 150,000 of our members belong to our junior branch, Wildlife Watch.
We manage around 2,200 nature reserves covering more than 90,000 hectares; we stand up for wildlife; we inspire people about the natural world and we foster sustainable living.
The VISION of The Wildlife Trusts is “an environment rich in wildlife for everyone”.
The MISSION of The Wildlife Trusts is to “rebuild biodiversity and engage people with their environment”.
The Wildlife Trusts OBJECTIVES are:
- To create A Living Landscape
- To secure Living Seas
- To inspire people about the natural world
- To encourage individual action for wildlife and the environment
The Wildlife Trusts turned 100 years old this year. On 16 May 1912 a banker, landowner, naturalist and scientist named Charles Rothschild got together with like-minded enthusiasts to whip-up support for a radical idea: to identify and protect the very best of the UK’s wild places.
This short documentary film telling the story of The Wildlife Trusts has been made to celebrate the centenary.