Founded in 1962 as the Derbyshire Naturalists’ Trust, (DWT) has been protecting the county’s wildlife and wild places ever since its creation.
The Derbyshire Wildlife Trust makes up one of the group’s 47 local Trusts. It is the only organisation in Derbyshire working to protect all wildlife across the whole county. The Trust manages 42 separate nature reserves and wetland areas, working with schools, local communities, authorities and landowners to conserve the natural environment. Just like its parent organisation, the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is a registered charity, supported by 14,000 members.
The Trust recognises the changes in society which have brought about increasing pressures on wildlife and the natural environment. In response to this, it is embarking on a bold new approach to nature conservation – a vision to recreate a network of Living Landscapes across Derbyshire.
For more information about the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, its ongoing work or to get involved please click here.