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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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Our vision for a Wilder Essex

We have entered the most vital decade for nature. We are dependent on the natural world in every aspect of our lives. The air that we breathe. The water we drink. The food we eat. Our physical and mental health. We need nature and we need wildlife.

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Photo: Andrew Neal - Pattern & Texture

Photo: Andrew Neal - Pattern & Texture

Photography Competition 2020

The annual Essex Wildlife Trust Photography Competition is back, so get your favourite wildlife images at the ready! 

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Harvest Mouse

Photo: Vaughn Matthews

Saturday 24 October 2020, 10am

Annual General Meeting

This year the Trust’s AGM will be a little different due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to invite all our members to a digital AGM hosted by our President Jules Pretty at 10am on 24th October via Zoom. The Trust has a duty of care to all audiences, not least of which our members. By holding an online meeting we will protect our members as well as the Trust’s staff and volunteers.

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Children walking in the woods
Opening April 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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