London Wildlife Trust

London Wildlife Trust

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  • Animals / wildlife
  • Climate action
  • Environment

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London Wildlife Trust (LWT), founded in 1981, is a local nature conservation charity for Greater London. It is one of 46 members of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (known as The Wildlife Trusts), each of which is a local nature conservation charity for its area. The Trust aims to protect London's wildlife and wild spaces, and it manages over 40 nature reserves in Greater London.

Our vision is of a London alive with nature, where everyone can experience and enjoy wildlife and the wider environment. Around half of London is made up of green spaces, rivers and tranquil wetlands. It’s home to an astonishing abundance of wildlife – from mammals to molluscs, from sparrows to skylarks, from towering trees to the tiniest of bugs and beetles. And London Wildlife Trust is the only charity dedicated solely to protecting this wildlife and its vital habitat across the capital. Formed in 1981, we now belong to a partnership of 46 Wildlife Trusts across the UK – working together to conserve nature and help everyone connect with the plants, animals and habitats in their local communities.


It’s not enough to just slow down the loss of the natural world and protect what remains of our wildlife. We need to stop and reverse the declines – at scale and at pace.

That’s why we’ve put together a bold and far reaching strategy to:

Protect, restore and enhance London’s biodiversity and ensure our natural habitats help address the climate and ecological emergency.

Engage and enable all Londoners to connect with nature and be able to access the natural environment in their own neighbourhoods.

Inspire residents, policy makers and opinion formers to stand up for nature and work for its recovery.

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