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.

Western Link threatens probable largest barbastelle bat colony in UK 

01 Dec, 2020
If the Western Link for the NDR were to go ahead on its proposed route, it would drive through...

Extension to Norfolk’s largest ancient wood to take root

27 Nov, 2020
An arable field next to Norfolk’s largest ancient wood will be restored to its native...

NWT launches ambitious land purchase appeal

29 Oct, 2020
One of the Brecks’ most important nature reserves could be expanded, protecting its rare...

Biodiversity audit aims to catalogue every wildlife species on north Norfolk coast

01 Sep, 2020
A huge biodiversity audit to catalogue the north Norfolk coast’s wildlife, in a similar way...

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...
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Global issues, Norfolk solutions: Planet Ocean

by David North
Ocean covers 70% of our planet’s surface. To call this planet Earth, not planet Ocean is...

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...
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Remembering Richard Waddingham – farmer and pond conservationist

by Helen Baczkowska on 17 Dec, 2020
When I started working at NWT, way back in 1999, one of the first County Wildlife Site owners I...

Wild verges

by Sam Brown on 08 Dec, 2020
Thousands of miles of road verge exists in Norfolk with the potential to support an abundance of...

Jewels of the autumn

by Ian Senior on 20 Nov, 2020
Earlham Cemetery is a County Wildlife Site close to the centre of Norwich that is rich in...

In praise of the humble briar

by Robert Morgan on 30 Sep, 2020
The bramble or brier and countless other colloquial names, many of which are now lost to our...

Rockpooling at West Runton

by Isabelle Mudge on 28 Sep, 2020
West Runton beach has to be one of my favourite places to explore wildlife. It is undoubtedly a...

White herons: A pleasure to see – a warning to heed

by Robert Morgan on 17 Sep, 2020
When a new acquaintance discovers that I work in wildlife conservation, it normally solicits the...

Help for hogs

by Helen Baczkowska on 31 Aug, 2020
Late July brought the sad news that the UK’s hedgehogs are now considered to be vulnerable...

The Great British Snake Off

by Tom Hibbert on 24 Aug, 2020
Snakes are often thought of as exotic creatures to be admired (or avoided) on holidays in hotter...

Grazing goats

by Robert Morgan on 17 Aug, 2020
Norfolk Wildlife Trust recently took loan of nineteen Bagot goats from North Norfolk District...

Summer in the meadows

by Helen Baczkowska on 28 Jul, 2020
Like many NWT staff, I am still working from home. As I write this, looking out of my window, I...
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Cley Calling Presents: Megan McCubbin and Chris Packham in conversation with Nick Acheson

Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes
Cley Calling Presents interesting, thought-provoking, inspiring events exploring our connection...

Help us create a bigger, better Brecks for wildlife

Duration: 10 minutes
Since its earliest days Norfolk Wildlife Trust has been proactive in protecting the Brecks and...

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...