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Join today to enjoy lots of benefits and help protect the wildlife and countryside you love in Essex.

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Who we are

Essex Wildlife Trust is the leading conservation charity protecting wildlife in Essex. For nearly 60 years we have been saving and improving important habitats, to ensure that wildlife can thrive and that you can enjoy the natural world. With your help will can continue to do so for generations to come.

We manage and protect 8,400 acres of land 87 nature reserves 2 nature parks 11 visitor centres

If you love wildlife and want to conserve local nature, please support Essex Wildlife Trust 

Join us today!


Reusable coffee cups

Give the gift of membership this Father's Day!

Give a Gift Membership this Father's Day and receive something a little extra... a free reusable coffee cup.

Select 'Father's Day' when you are asked how did you hear about us for your free coffee cup.

Sign up by Wednesday 12th June to receive your pack by Father's Day!

Buy a gift

Join us and you will receive:

Essex Wildlife magazine 3 times a year and seasonal Events Guides
An invitation to our Annual Members Day and a copy of our annual report
A comprehensive and exclusive members only Reserves Guide and car sticker
The option of Family Membership, including children’s ’Wildlife Watch’, with magazines, activities and events
The knowledge that you are helping to protect your local wildlife

Spring Magazine
Male Orange tip butterfly

Male Orange tip butterfly Photo - Sam Chamberlin

Your membership can help us:

Manage and protect over 8,400 acres of land (and acquire more) to help wildlife. Improve habitats so that our most threatened species can flourish. Ensure people have free access to our wonderful nature reserves. Inspire and educate children and adults about the natural world and encourage individual action to safeguard it. Secure and protect Essex’s coastal habitats to help marine wildlife to thrive. Work with MPs, councillors and businesses to protect wildlife. Consult on planning applications to protect our most important wildlife sites. Carry out extensive surveying to establish what wildlife needs our help most urgently.

Help keep Essex wild JOIN TODAY

Gift Aid

Boost your membership donation by 25% at no extra cost to you, all you need to do is confirm your Gift Aid eligibility and we can claim back the tax from your donation from HMRC!

Complete gift aid form