Essex Wildlife Trust

The Essex Coastal Challenge is back!

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Photo:  Eleanor Church

We are the county’s leading conservation charity, committed to protecting wildlife and inspiring a lifelong love of nature. Our climate is in crisis and our species face extinction. The natural world needs our help. Together we can protect the future. Join us.

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Keep up to date with our stories, research, projects and challenges as we work to save wildlife and wild places. 

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Oystercatcher - Photo: James Rogerson

Oystercatcher - Photo: James Rogerson

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Coastal Wildlife

We need your help to record sightings of five key coastal species. Fill in this survey after you visit the Essex coast this summer.

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7 spot ladybird

Photo: John Bridges

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Bugs Matter

Take part in a crucial summer survey as we try to understand more about our insect populations. Download our free app from your app store.

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Outdoor fun
Opening September 2021

Nature Nursery

An all-weather outdoor nursery, based on Scandinavian Nature Kindergartens and Forest Schools, where children have the freedom to learn through the natural world.

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We'd love to keep in touch with you about our work to protect wildlife, upcoming events, and ways to support the work we do. 

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