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About Herefordshire Nature Trust

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Herefordshire Nature Trust is the largest membership-based wildlife organisation in the area, dedicated to inspiring people about wildlife, acting as a wildlife champion, creating wildlife havens and encouraging sustainable living.

The Trust covers the county of Herefordshire and works closely with neighbouring Wildlife Trusts in England and Wales. The Trust is supported by over 3000 local members and manages 54 nature reserves.

We are a member of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, a federation of 47 Wildlife Trusts covering the whole of the British Isles, with over 800,000 members and more than 2,300 nature reserves covering 90,000 ha's.

We are also members of West Midlands Wildlife Trusts, a jointly owned company formed to promote conservation programmes with the other six Wildlife trusts in the West Midlands region.


Herefordshire's threatened wildlife

Despite the good work done by the Trust since its formation, our wildlife is still being lost at an alarming rate. Our hedgerows are being ripped out, our rivers polluted, our meadows ploughed and our woodlands neglected.

Since 1945 over 97% of our old species rich meadows have been destroyed and many of our native species, such as the marsh fritillary, water rail and corncrake, have gone. The Trust aims to stop these losses and make Herefordshire a better place for wildlife and for people.

Join, and help us protect wildlife for the future!


Taking Action for Wildlife

The Trust takes action on behalf of all wildlife in Herefordshire. Examples of our work include:

  • Owning and managing 54 nature reserves across the county
  • Carrying out surveys, research and training
  • Running wildlife events with people of all ages
  • Working with schools and young people to raise awareness of wildlife and conservation
  • Running a junior branch - Wildlife Watch
  • Providing advice and information on helping wildlife and running wildlife projects
  • Campaigning for better protection for wildlife
  • Opposing damaging development



The development of this site has been assisted by Heritage Lottery Fund, Advantage West Midlands and the European Union (5b and Objective II funding):

Heritage Lottery Fund Advantage West Midlands European Union ERDF

Herefordshire Nature Trust is a registered charity, number 220173, and a company limited by guarantee, number 743899.
Registered Office: Lower House Farm, Ledbury Rd, Tupsley, Hereford, HR1 1UT
Last updated Wednesday October 1, 2014 © Herefordshire Nature Trust 2007. All rights reserved.
Helping Create a Living Landscape for Herefordshire