What we do

What we do

Photo - Russell Savory

Protecting wildlife

We are a local wildlife charity supported by over 1900 volunteers and over 37,000 members. Together we protect and care for wildlife and wild places across Essex.

Brent Geese

Photo: Russell Savory

Landscape conservation

The Landscape Conservation team at Essex Wildlife Trust are implementing the Trust's vision for the future through optimum management of our own land and through working with others in Living Landscapes and Living Seas areas. These are focus areas with the potential to better connect wildlife and people and opportunities to collaborate with many other organisations and individuals who share our ambitions for the future.

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Photo- Lianne de Mello

Learn & play

Essex Wildlife Trust are passionate about helping everyone to engage with their local wildlife and to learn through nature.

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Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

Nature Discovery Centres & nature reserves

Essex Wildlife Trust manages and protects over 8,400 acres of land on 87 nature reserves, 2 nature parks and runs 11 Nature Discovery Centres 

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30 Days Wild

Photo: Tom Marshall


We have lots of exciting wildlife themed events and activities across Essex.

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Brown Hare

Brown Hare Photo - Elliott Neep


Essex Wildlife Trust has a long history of standing up for local wildlife and helping local communities find their voice to protect their local environment.

Take a look at our most recent campaigns and find out how you can get involved.

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