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We’re all appreciating nature so much more these days, and the value to our mental & physical health of getting outdoors, but also learning and giving something back.  The 46 Wildlife Trusts throughout the UK are the largest organisation dedicated to conserving the full range of the UK’s habitats and species.

The Wildlife Trusts play a very important part in protecting our natural heritage. I would encourage anyone who cares about wildlife to join them.’

Sir David Attenborough OM CH CVO CBE FRS  President Emeritus, The Wildlife Trusts
We are delighted to be Corporate Sponsors of Cumbria Wildlife Trust, and one of our team recently attended one of their volunteer work days, out on Brown Robin reserve, clearing brambles. Find out about Volunteer Work Days here. 

Brown Robin Summer c Wildlife Trust

If you know a nature lover, why not give them a Christmas gift with a difference? Gift Membership starts from £39 per year for single membership, £49 for couples.

Gift Membership of Cumbria Wildlife Trust

  • A free nature reserve guide for all of the Cumbria Wildlife Trust nature reserves.
  • Cumbrian Wildlife magazine three times a year & the accompanying What’s On guide.
  • Invitations for special member-only events, many of which are held on our nature reserves
  • Email updates about wildlife around the county & news from behind the scenes at the Trust
  • Membership card
  • Access to Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves around the UK
  • 100’s of events & conservation days to take part in every year
  • Wildlife themed car sticker
  • Opportunity to get involved in a local group
  • Monthly e-newsletter and exclusive member-only news about wildlife in Cumbria.

Join now

Or how about sponsoring your favourite species or campaign ?

Ospreys at Foulshaw Moss : These fascinating birds return to Foulshaw to breed and raise their young. You can help here.

Red Squirrels: The Trust are improving access and habitat at Smardale to encourage these beautiful creatures. See more here.

Red Squirrel

Carbon Stores:  Peatlands are Cumbria’s most important carbon store. They store five times as much carbon as all Cumbria’s trees put together. But our peatlands need our help and Cumbria Wildlife Trust are running important projects to do this.

Helping Wildlife in your own back garden:  There are lots of great ideas from Cumbria Wildlife Trust about how you can help wildlife at home.  Build a bug house or create a garden pond.   Do you want to  attract hedgehogs into your garden or butterflies and bumblebees?  Discover how you can help UK wildlife through simple acts that make a huge difference for wildlife at home and in your local area.  Have a browse here.

Badger c Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Have a look and choose some meaningful Christmas gifts that will last a whole year!

(all images c Cumbria Wildlife Trust)

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