Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
We've been protecting wildlife and wild spaces in Derbyshire since 1962. As the leading conservation charity in Derbyshire, we work hard to support our local wildlife with the support of our wonderful volunteers and members. With 48 Nature Reserves across the county and countless conservation and wellbeing projects, we're pretty busy!
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
Do our badgers have a brighter future?
Last week George Eustice, the Environment Secretary, made an announcement to Parliament about the Government’s intentions for badgers as…
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
Hot off the press
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust urge the government to protect Mountain Hares in the Peak District
From the 1st of March 2021, Mountain Hare are now protected in Scotland.
We urge the Government to introduce legislation to…
Turning the tide for water voles
Work has been completed at Woodside Farm near Ilkeston to prevent water voles from struggling due to rising water levels.
2021 will be a record year for beaver reintroductions
The Wildlife Trusts bring beavers back to five more counties this year – 20 years after they reintroduced the first beavers to Britain…