About us

What do we do

Jon Hawkins

Our vision is for Shropshire to be alive with wildlife, loved by people and its wild places cherished.

We are the only voluntary organisation in the region concerned with all aspects of nature conservation. Shropshire has suffered from years of habitat destruction. We can help nature recover, but we rely on the support of our members to create an environment rich in wildlife, valued by all.

Shropshire Wildlife Trust is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts working across the UK. For more than 50 years we have worked with local people to make Shropshire rich in wildlife and protect special places for generations to come.

Caring for wild places

We manage and restore over 40 Nature Reserves across Shropshire. We actively work with hundreds of landowners to create new wild places.

Connecting people with nature

We inspire people of all ages and provide opportunities to experience wildlife and care for it.

Protect the environment

We campaign locally and nationally to protect and restore Shropshire's natural heritage.

Our work

A year in numbers..

In 2018 - 2019

11.428 lovely people supported the Trust as members

350 landowners along 54 miles of rivers and streams engaged with us to reduce pollution

600 excellent volunteers gave us 33.000 hours of their skills and time

6,000 young people enjoyed wild play and outdoor fun

18 schools and colleges were engaged with environmental activity

91 local businesses supported the Trust


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The Wildlife Trusts

Shropshire Wildlife Trust is part of The Wildlife Trust movement. There are 47 Wildlife Trusts across the whole of the UK, the Isle of Man and Alderney. With 825,000 members The Wildlife Trusts are the largest UK voluntary organisation dedicated to conserving the whole range of the UK's habitats and species.

Shropshire Wildlife Trust, along with each of the other 46 Wildlife Trusts, is an independent, autonomous charity with its own Trustees. We are a member of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT) which operates as an umbrella organisation for all 47 Wildlife Trusts and helps coordinate campaigns at a national level. RSWT is a separate charity in its own right - we are not governed by RSWT.