Wildlife Recovery Fund

Help us put wildlife into recovery.


European hare (Lepus europaeus) feeding in a field, Berkshire, summer. Author: Bertie Gregory

What if our wildlife could emerge stronger?

Yorkshire’s wild places are buzzing, rustling and chirping with the sounds of spring. During these strange, troubling and uncertain times, a little wildness brings us hope, inspiration, peace and energy. We all need more wild in our lives.

Together, we have supported wildlife for over 70 years. Due to the devastating outbreak of Covid-19, we have had to pause and halt some of the most urgent support that Yorkshire’s wildlife and wild places needs. The full effects on Yorkshire's amazing wildlife are not yet certain, but these are vital funds which should be helping the wildlife and wild places we treasure to recover. 

Help us give wildlife the recovery it so urgently needs. Support our Wildlife Recovery Fund and create a wilder, richer Yorkshire for everyone.

The future of nature is under threat and we must work together. Governments, conservationists, businesses and individuals, to help it. Millions of people in the UK care very passionately about nature and the environment and I believe that we can work together to turn around the fortunes of wildlife.”
Sir David Attenborough

Nature needs you

Curlew, Numenius arquata, in flight at dusk. Peak District National Park, UK - Ben Hall/2020VISION

Nature is for life, not just for lockdown.

With more time spent locally, people all over Yorkshire are taking a moment to stop and notice nature - in their gardens, out their windows, on their local walks.

But we both know Yorkshire is home to so much more - from squelchy, carbon trapping peatlands, through bright valleys and wildflower meadows, dappled woodlands and urban parks, right out to our ocean-facing, salt-sprayed clifftops. 

Devastatingly, our wonderful, wild Yorkshire is greatly threatened. Many of our once-common species now struggle to find a home, and are being lost forever. Our Wildlife Recovery Fund will ensure that we come back stronger for wildlife and heal the damage caused over decades. 

Donate to our Wildlife Recovery Fund