The recent State of Nature report shows wildlife is in trouble and more needs to be done.  Half our native species have declined with 15% facing extinction.

We are working hard to reverse wildlife decline and turn around the fortunes of Wiltshire's wildlife.

  • Protecting special places – the Trust manages 38 nature reservesacross the county. These include 16 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
  • Recreating habitats – Blakehill Farm(restoration of hay meadows), Coombe Bissett (planned restoration of chalk downland), Wessex Chalk Stream Project (restoring Hampshire Avon)
  • Creating new wildlife sites – Langford Lakes nature reserve (gravel pits to lakes); Sandpool, part of Lower Moor Farm reserve complex (landfill to meadows)
  • Source to Sea project – removing invasive species from along the counties rivers to allow native species to thrive
  • Traditional habitat management – we use low intensity grazing on our meadows and use coppicing in our woodlands.

Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison is urging you to say YES to wildlife.

Please watch her video and share with anyone you know who cares about Wiltshire's wildlife and countryside.  You can also show your support through Facebook and Twitter using @WiltsWildlife and #yestowildlife

Our wildlife has never needed our support more than it does today.
Please say YES to wildlife!

Watch and share Ellie's video.
Support us to do more for wildlife.

Meadow at Clattinger Farm © Stephen Davis