What We Do
Everything we do is driven by our vision: that 20 years from now, our local seas and landscapes will be rich in wildlife and valued by everyone. To make that vision a reality, we focus our resources on our two priorities: Living Seas and Living Landscapes.
This is our marine conservation programme. We are working hard to protect local undersea landscapes and habitats – rocky reefs and hidden caves, submarine sand dunes and meadows of seagrass – as well as the seahorses, sharks, corals and the other amazing plants and animals that call our local seas home. View our Living Seas section.
This is our land and freshwater conservation programme. We want to ensure a better future for the special wildlife of our heathlands, grasslands, woodlands and wetlands. Rather than focusing on one species or habitat, or a small area, we’re thinking big and working with others to improve and protect entire landscapes. View our Living Landscapes section.
- Inspiring people to love nature and helping them to get involved in protecting it – by becoming a Trust member, improving their garden for wildlife, volunteering their time and supporting our campaigns.
- Looking after nature reserves as special havens for wildlife such as otters, red squirrels, orchids and dragonflies.
- Studying habitats and species in the wild to gain a better understanding of how best to protect them.
- Advising local and national government to improve policies that have an impact on wildlife.
- Influencing the land-use and marine planning systems to make sure that house-building, gravel dredging and other activities do not harm habitats and wildlife.
- Helping land owners and sea users to manage their activities in ways that benefit wildlife.