We're protecting wildlife and wild spaces
We're a small charity with big ideas! We've been supporting, monitoring and developing campaigns and policy for wildlife for over 55 years. Working across six Living Landscapes with over 170 projects for wildlife, people and wild spaces, we're pretty busy! We've also got education centres, shops and our own summer festival - so, take some time to get to know us a little better, after all, we're your local charity!
Today, the political environment has changed but we are still fighting for our wildlife and wild spaces and you can help.
The Wildlife Trusts play a very important part in protecting our natural heritage. I would encourage anyone who cares about wildlife to join them.
Our latest badger updates
Shocking badger trap set metres from our Deep Dale Reserve
Tim Birch live at Deep Dale Nature Reserve on 23rd Sept 2020 where a badger trap has been set just metres from a badger set on our…
GOVERNMENT U-TURN ON PROMISES TO END BADGER CULLING
Largest ever cull authorised this autumn – bringing the total shot to 35% of UK’s badger population
Shadow minister joins Derbyshire badger vaccination as 6,000 Derbyshire residents ask their MP to stop the cull.
Local opposition to a badger cull in Derbyshire is growing rapidly with over 6,000 local residents contacting their MP to raise their…
Hot off the press
Bad news for bees: Government reverses ban on bee-killing neonicotinoids
The Government has bowed to pressure from the National Farmers Union and agreed to authorise the use of the highly damaging…
Response to Government’s Agricultural Transition Plan
1st December 2020
Stephen Fry backs The Wildlife Trusts’ appeal on Giving Tuesday
1st December 2020
Get to know your local wildlife
Take a peek at the wildlife that loves Derbyshire as much as we do - it's also a great tool to double check if you really did see that elusive osprey, or was it actually a heron? And, use our habitat explorer to see which habitats Derbyshire has to offer.