Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
The logo of the Wildlife Trusts
Abbreviation YWT
Motto Protecting Wildlife for the Future
Formation January 1, 1946; 68 years ago (1946-01-01) as Yorkshire Naturalists’ Trust
Type Registered charity No.210807
Legal status Company limited by guarantee No.409650
Purpose Protecting wildlife and wild places, and educating, influencing and empowering people.
Headquarters 1 St George's Place, York
  • YO24 1GN
Region served
Traditional county of Yorkshire
Chief Executive
Dr Rob Stoneman
Affiliations The Wildlife Trusts partnership
Accounts 2007-8
Website http://www.ywt.org.uk/

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is a wildlife trust covering the traditional county of Yorkshire, England.[citation needed] The Trust is part of the UK-wide partnership of 47 Wildlife Trusts.It was formed in 1946, as the Yorkshire Naturalists’ Trust, essentially to preserve its first nature reserve Askham Bog on the outskirts of York. It manages more than eighty reserves[1] across the county, including some of the best wildlife sites in the UK. These nature reserves cover the diversity of Yorkshire’s landscape, from woodland to grassland, wetland, moorland, fen, bog and coast. The flagship - and largest - reserve is Potteric Carr.[2]

Moorlands Wood - Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. The show of colours of rhododendrons this time of year is beautiful.
Nature Reserve at Kiplingcotes chalk pit east of Goodmanham, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Managed by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust who have used Exmoor ponies and Soay sheep to graze the land


  1. ^ "View Reserves As A List". Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 
  2. ^ "Potteric Carr Nature Reserve: Introduction". Friends of Potteric Carr. Retrieved 5 February 2011. 

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