Somerset Wildlife Trust

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Somerset Wildlife Trust
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Type Registered Charity
Headquarters Taunton, Somerset
Official language
English
Parent organization
Wildlife Trusts partnership
Website Somerset Wildlife Trust

Somerset Wildlife Trust is a wildlife trust covering the county of Somerset, England.

The trust, which was established in 1964, aims to safeguard the county's wildlife and wild places for this and future generations and manages almost 80 nature reserves. Examples include Westhay Moor, Long Wood and Langford Heathfield. It has over 20,500 members and 500 volunteers.[1]

The Somerset Wildlife Trust is part of the Wildlife Trusts partnership of 47 wildlife trusts in the United Kingdom.

In 2010 the organisation won a Biffa Award for their "Restoring Habitat for Dormice in Somerset" scheme.[2]

In 2011 the Trust appealed for £100,000 from local residents and businesses to restore former peat diggings on the Somerset Levels.[3]

Nature reserves[edit]

The Nature reserves include: (* = Reserves designated as Sites of Scientific Interest)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Somerset Wildlife Trust". The Tree Council. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Somerset Wildlife Trust". RSA. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Somerset Wildlife Trust issues urgent appeal: Help us save the Somerset Levels". Wells People. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 

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