Essex Wildlife Trust

Barn Owl

Photo: Darren Lindsey

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Give a gift of nature with a gorgeous Adopt a Species gift box or digital pack. A fantastic present for yourself, a friend or any member of your family. 

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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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Blue Tit in the snow - Mark Hamblin 2020VISION

Blue Tit in the snow - Photo: Mark Hamblin 2020VISION

Give the gift of membership this Christmas

A perfect present for all wildlife lovers. We offer four types of gift membership and can send the pack to you, or directly to the gift recipient,

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Fir tree wood

Please help save Fir Tree Wood

Help us raise £200,000 to protect the future of this beautiful woodland in the heart of Essex. Fir Tree Wood in Little Baddow, near Danbury, is under threat of being sold and divided into plots. There is a risk this enchanting woodland will be degraded, and restrictions will be introduced for both people and wildlife.

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Nature Neighbours

Help your local wildlife thrive by making space in your garden. Follow our easy DIY guides and plot your action on our virtual map to see a connected county taking action for Nature Neighbours. 

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The Wildlife Explorer

The Wildlife Explorer Returns

Season 3 of our Essex Wildlife Trust podcast is back, hosted this time by Communication Assistant Francesca Chantry!

The new season is kicking off with an exciting guest, Steve Backshall, for an ocean special. We have more fantastic and inspirational guests already lined up for the season ahead.

The podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and other podcast platforms. 

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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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