Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust serves as the first line of defence for wild species and habitats in the county. We campaign tirelessly for wildlife, protecting threatened habitats such as wildflower meadows and species such as otters and water voles. We influence government policy and local planning decisions that affect the future of wildlife and the quality of our environment. Our efforts also help to secure positive gains by linking, extending and restoring important habitats.
Since 1963 we have been standing up Nottinghamshire’s wildlife and representing the views of people who care passionately about our county’s wild places.
Before the advent of herbicides and fertilisers, flower filled meadows were a familiar sight in Nottinghamshire. Sadly 97% of species-rich grasslands in the county have disappeared since the 1930s. With careful management grasslands can thrive in the county once again with beautiful wildflowers and grasses supporting blue butterflies and a wealth of other wildlife.
We are working to protect several species that were once common in the countryside, including: tree sparrow, linnet, yellowhammer, reed bunting and corn bunting.
The majority of people live less than five miles from their nearest Wildlife Trust nature reserve, and tens of thousands of you can find one less than one mile from your home!
Imagine a Nottinghamshire... where wildlife flourishes in our countryside, towns and villages; where children grow up inspired by the sights and sounds of nature; where people live happier, healthier lives. This is our vision of a Living Landscape for Nottinghamshire.