Protecting wildlife in Worcestershire

What we do

Protecting wildlife in Worcestershire

Avon vale landscape from Bredon Hill © Wendy Carter

Worcestershire has some stunning countryside and a fantastic diversity of wildlife.

Looks, however, can be deceptive.

Nationally 56% of our species have declined over the past 50 years.  Road and other developments, insensitive land management and lack of funding have created barriers between natural spaces and led to less and less room for wildlife.

Wildlife needs our help.

Our work to save wild places, manage land for wildlife and engage people with the natural world is vitally important. For over 50 years, Worcestershire Wildlife Trust has demonstrated clearly what can be achieved whether directly or by influencing the actions of others.

Bigger, better, more joined up

Our 80 amazing nature reserves provide some of Worcestershire’s most important homes for wildlife and cover around 0.5% of the county. However, protected reserves alone are not enough if nature is to thrive going forward.  Nature reserves need to be connected by green corridors, so wildlife populations can survive and thrive - we call this a 'Living Landscape'.  To achieve this, we try to make our sites:

Bigger

expand natures reserves or work with neighbouring landowners

Better

continuously improve the site for wildlife

More joined up

create green corridors in the landscape by working with others