What we do

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Avon Wildlife Trust is the largest local charity working to protect wildlife in the West of England area (formerly the County of Avon - Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire).

What we do

  • We represent a membership of 17,000 people
  • We lead conservation work by taking an innovative approach to wildlife recovery on a landscape scale, to increase biodiversity in the wider environment
  • We manage 37 nature reserves covering 3,000 acres (over 1,100 hectares) - from nationally important salt marshes and wetland to wildflower grasslands, ancient woodlands and Iron Age forts
  • We set the agenda as part of the national partnership of Wildlife Trusts with 800,000 members throughout the UK, and regionally as a member of the South West Wildlife Trusts
  • We advise landowners, local authorities and many others on management and practice which can benefit wildlife
  • We inspire lifelong learning through enjoyment and access to the natural environment, in both urban and rural areas
  • We run a conference and education centre and wedding venue at Folly Farm in the heart of a 250-acre nature reserve
  • We co-ordinate a task force of more than 800 volunteers who help in all areas of the Trust's work, from conservation tasks on reserves to helping in the Trust office or at events
  • We campaign as the leading voice and source of expertise on all local wildlife matters
  • We work in partnership with public authorities, landowners, schools and colleges, businesses, local people and the media
  • We encourage people to lead more sustainable lives
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