Conservation

Protecting Shropshire's unique landscape

Shropshire Wildlife Trust works to protect wildlife on our own nature reserves and beyond our boundaries. 

The Trust has a team of staff and many volunteers who carry out surveys and assessments, to monitor the state of the wildlife on our nature reserves, to ensure that our management is making a positive difference.  

Trust staff also spend time working with partners and visiting landowners and managers, to give advice on land management that gives a helping hand to our wildlife. We also monitor planning applications and offer advice where appropriate.   

Follow the links below to learn more about our conservation work. 

Conservation

Pine Martens

Our pine marten project aims to research the pine marten population in south Shropshire and protect their habitat. At least 9 individuals have been filmed on camera traps in Shropshire since 2015 and in 2017, young pine martens have been recorded.

Find out more about our conservation work for pine martens
Conservation

Conservation grazing

Conservation grazing is grazing with livestock to maintain and increase wildlife value. We often work with local farmers who graze our land with their animals. Alternatively, some of our reserves are grazed by sheep we own. 

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Dexter cattle grazing on Earl's Hill nature reserve.

Conservation

Wildlife Sites

In addition to caring for our 40 nature reserves, Shropshire Wildlife Trust is responsible for the identification and surveying of over 600 Wildlife Sites across the county. Wildlife sites are areas selected for their nature conservation value and include threatened habitats and species within a national, regional and local context, making them some of our most valuable urban and rural wildlife areas. We offer advice to landowners of Wildlife Sites, to help ensure they manage their land for nature. 

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Conservation

Planning

Local authorities, planning authorities and all public bodies have a legal duty to have regard to biodiversity. At a local level we actively engage in consultations on local plans (now development frameworks) for Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. We will comment on selected individual planning applications.

Find out more about our planning advice and data requests.

Courtesy of Friends of Radbrook Green, Shrewsbury.