Wider Conservation

Norfolk Wildlife Trust is an influential voice in public debate. Representing the views of our membership, we seek to influence local decision-makers about the value of nature.

In particular, we have a focus on promoting:

  • A Living Landscape and Living Seas and the benefits to people and wildlife;
  • Support and funding needs to allow us to achieve our Vision;
  • Policy changes needed to support nature’s recovery.

HS2 decision will destroy precious wild places

11 Feb, 2020
Today the Government gave the green light to the High Speed 2 rail project, without acknowledging...

World Wetlands Day

02 Feb, 2020
The preservation of Norfolk’s wetlands depends on active, ongoing management, says Norfolk...

Government’s landmark Environment Bill finally returns to Parliament

31 Jan, 2020
The Environment Bill is an important first step towards nature’s recovery, but several...

Power lines removed at South Walsham Marshes

21 Jan, 2020
Removing overhead power lines and 24 poles that have been standing in South Walsham marshes since...

Agriculture Bill returns with positive focus for nature and climate

18 Jan, 2020
The work of farmers and land managers is crucial in fighting the nature and climate emergency...

HS2 – new report reveals exorbitant cost to nature

15 Jan, 2020
A new report published by The Wildlife Trusts today reveals, for the first time, the vast scale...

Wildlife charity signs its support for Council’s balloon charter

31 Dec, 2019
Norfolk Wildlife Trust has signed Norfolk County Council’s Sky Lantern and Balloon Release...

Craig Bennett, has been appointed as the new CEO of The Wildlife Trusts

14 Nov, 2019
One of the UK’s leading environmental campaigners, Craig Bennett, has been appointed as the...

Rural experts dig deep to help nature thrive

11 Nov, 2019
Rural experts swapped the confines of the office for the open air of the countryside when they...

No let-up in net loss of UK’s nature

03 Oct, 2019
The UK’s wildlife continues to decline according to the State of Nature 2019 report. The...
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Celebrating Norfolk’s Commons

by Nick Acheson
Be part of Norfolk Commons Week: Saturday 6 July to Sunday 14 July Common land is precious...

A moment’s meditation

by Nick Acheson
Stop. For a moment of your hectic life bring your whole mind to the front edge of your nostrils...

Reading between the lines

by David North
One of Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s smaller and less well known nature reserves can be found...

Tipping the Balance

by Nick Acheson
Right until the middle of the twentieth century, accounts of the Norfolk Broads made frequent...

Hope is the thing with feathers

by Nick Acheson
To work in wildlife conservation is to grieve. Faced by the unrelenting tide of bad news about...

Grass-wrack pondweed

by Kirsty Bailey
Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s second biggest nature reserve in the Norfolk Broads is a tranquil...

Wind in the Willows – a message for a Wild Future

by David North
"Up and out of doors is good enough to roam about and get one’s living." Mr...

The miracle of spring bird migration

by David North
The tide of life has turned. Spring is on its way and it’s arriving on the wings of a...

Wilder Norfolk, Wilder Future

by David North
If you are lucky enough to live in Norfolk then ‘wildness’ is really never that far...

Water, Mills and Marshes

by Steve Cox
The New Year is a time for thinking about fresh opportunities and what you would like to achieve...
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Rewilding Norfolk: Wild thinking and wild ideas (Part 3)

by David North on 07 Dec, 2019
This is the third post inspired by attending an NWT workshop at Cley Marshes on rewilding...

Rewilding Norfolk: Wild thinking and wild ideas (Part 2)

by David North on 30 Nov, 2019
This is the second of three posts inspired by attending an NWT workshop at Cley Marshes on...

A wet day in November

by Chris Durdin on 29 Nov, 2019
Pouring rain was somewhat discouraging on the morning of November’s Thorpe Marshes guided...

Rewilding Norfolk: Wild thinking and wild ideas

by David North on 23 Nov, 2019
This is the first of three posts inspired by attending an NWT workshop at Cley Marshes on...

25 years of support

by Ellen Kinsley  on 09 Nov, 2019
The Wildlife Trusts' Partnerships Manager Ellen Kinsley looks at some of the...

A changing climate of opinion

by David North on 10 Sep, 2019
On 20 September, in more than sixty countries across the world, young people will be striking...

Notes from Thorpe Marshes

by Chris Durdin on 24 Aug, 2019
{{image2}}In late June, Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s education team ran a family fun day which...

Cranes on the up

by Chris Durdin on 16 Aug, 2019
The boardwalk out to the floating NWT information centre at Ranworth Broad is, after my local...

Letting your lawn bloom for wildlife

by Helen Baczkowska on 09 Jul, 2019
Maintaining garden lawns is an English pastime, with hours spent mowing and aisles of fertilisers...

Litter picking

by Maya Riches (guest author, age 10) on 18 Jun, 2019
{{image1}}Earlier in the year I got a litter picker so I went to the beach to try it out. While...
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Conservation Grazing: Sheep

Duration: 03:12
Livestock grazing is one of the most important tools we have for managing our nature reserves. In...

Trees for climate and wildlife

Duration: 02:20
NWT Wildlife Ambassador, Nick Acheson and Conservation Officer, Helen Baczkowska visit Long's...