what we do
Our work is varied and extensive ranging from direct support for conservationists to involving the public and volunteers in practical action to help specific species and habitats.
- We are the lead partner for three Biodiversity Action Plans for stag beetles, noble chafer beetles and violet click beetles.
- We have a special focus on British mammals, and coordinate the National Dormouse Monitoring Programme. We run several nationwide public surveys to generate information about a range of native species.
- Each year we offer an exciting range of Wildlife Encounters so that our supporters and the general public can see wildlife up close and learn from the conservationists and scientists in the field.
- We own and manage two reserves.
- We have recently embarked on a couple of exciting projects to map the traditional orchards of England and Wales. We have also reconnected dormouse populations through our Hedgerows for Dormice Project.
- We aim to educate and raise awareness for our work through our education and outreach services.
- We produce various publications and leaflets to offer advice and update the public on our work.
As well as carrying out our own work, we raise funds to support a huge variety of conservation work throughout the world. Projects we have funded range from monitoring Saiga antelope populations on the Russian Steppes to tracking wild dogs in Namibia. To find out more about these projects, and to find out how to apply to us for funding, please visit our pages on grants and projects.