What we do

What we do

(c) Elliott Neep

Our work in Yorkshire

For more than 70 years, we have been saving wildlife and wild places, increasing people’s awareness and understanding of the natural world, and deepening people’s relationship with it.

We work on land and sea, from hidden valleys and coves to city streets.  Wherever you are in Yorkshire, our people, places and projects are never far away, improving life for wildlife and people together, within communities of which we are a part.

We believe Yorkshire should be rich in wildlife for the benefit of everyone with more wildlife, more wild places and more people having a strong connection to nature.

Yorkshire needs a recovery of wildlife on land and sea. We are achieving this by creating and protecting wildlife-rich landscapes and seas through maintaining over 100 nature reserves, delivering projects and defending wildlife when it comes under threat from development and harmful policies.

We aim to create a society where nature matters - where people understand the value of nature and can take action for it. To do this, we educate and inspire thousands of children, families and others every year, reconnecting them with their local environment through our events and engagement programmes.

The Wildlife Trusts

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is part of The Wildlife Trust movement. There are 47 Wildlife Trusts across the whole of the UK, the Isle of Man and Alderney. With 825,000 members The Wildlife Trusts are the largest UK voluntary organisation dedicated to conserving the whole range of the UK's habitats and species.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, along with each of the other 46 Wildlife Trusts, is an independent, autonomous charity with its own Trustees. We are a member of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT) which operates as an umbrella organisation for all 47 Wildlife Trusts and helps coordinate campaigns at a national level. RSWT is a separate charity in its own right - we are not governed by RSWT.

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Our work for wildlife

(c) Tom Marshall