Common carder bumblebee - Wildnet / Nick Upton
We are the county’s leading conservation charity, committed to protecting wildlife and inspiring a lifelong love of nature. We manage nature reserves and discovery parks across the county, providing outstanding outdoor education and preserving places of wonder.
Essex Wildlife Trust manages and protects over 8,400 acres of land on 87 nature reserves and run 11 Nature Discovery Centres.
Photo: Vaughn Matthews
Learn about the wildlife found in Essex and across the UK and how you can help nature where you live.
Common blue damselfly - Les Binns / Wildnet
Support our vital work by becoming a member or volunteering your time. Find out about leaving a legacy or how you can help fundraise for us.
Our core aim is to protect the wildlife and wild places of Essex, on land and at sea.
Combatting the climate and nature emergency – making nature-based solutions a priority
Saltmarshes need our protection and restoration. Learn more about our Saltmarsh Restoration Project here.
The Essex Seagrass Project aims to protect and restore seagrass meadows and inform future management in Essex.
Find out how Essex Wildlife Trust and the RSPB are working together to protect our coastal wildlife.
By working together, we can change the future of insects. Starting right now, learn how to make small changes to help these fascinating…
Following the epic 2,500-mile migration of the dark-bellied brent goose.
Water voles are the UK’s fastest declining mammal, due to habitat loss and predation by the non-native American mink. In 2007, Essex…
Essex Wildlife Trust needs your help to record where Essex’s toads and toad networks are.
The project works with landowners, installing nest boxes and monitoring wild barn owl populations across Essex.
Computer generated image of the tunnel portal (Highways England)
Our policies and position statements covering some of the biggest issues affecting wildlife in Essex.