We are the leading conservation charity for Kent and Medway and one of 47 Wildlife Trusts across the Country. We’re an independent registered charity and we seek to inspire new members to assist us in continuing our work. We rely on science, evidence and data to underpin all our thinking, so you and your local wildlife are in good hands. We are passionate about people’s experience of nature and we aim to inspire everyone with whom we come into contact to act in ways which benefit the natural world and to restore, save and enhance our natural heritage.
We work with individuals, organisations and communities to inspire a connection with nature which benefits the health and wellbeing of all. It is our ambition to secure a strong future for the people and wildlife of Kent, ensuring that 30% of Kent and Medway – land and sea – is managed to create a healthy place for people and wildlife to flourish.
We actively manage 64 reserves, 154 Roadside Nature Reserves equating to over 3,000 hectares of woodland, grassland and coastal habitats for their wildlife importance. Our reserves protect some of the rarest species and most fragile habitats in the country. Three of our sites are National Nature Reserves, the highest accolade for a site and its management and we are also assisted by our 550 hardy grazing stock including Konik ponies, Herdwick sheep and Dexter and Highland Cattle. In our ground-breaking initiative, European Beaver have been deployed on a wetland site for a ten year habitat management trial.
We believe that all people should have access to nature for their physical and mental wellbeing, and with this in mind, access to our reserves is free and we work to ensure that our reserves are managed to enhance their wildlife potential.