We are Suffolk's local nature charity. The support of our members underpins everything we do.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust was established in 1961 by a group of naturalists concerned about the future of Redgrave & Lopham Fen. Since then the Trust has gone from strength to strength and today is proud to be the county’s leading conservation organisation.
Our nature reserves are open for you to enjoy and explore whenever you wish. There is no charge - instead we ask you to help us maintain them by becoming a member of Suffolk Wildlife Trust.
Action for local wildlife, led by local people has always been Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s great strength. Our vision for a Living Landscape for Suffolk is a 21st century approach to nature conservation, firmly grounded in our ethos of enabling people to take action for wildlife where they live.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust...

  • cares for 50 nature reserves; which are free for everyone to enjoy
  • seeks to transform the future of our most threatened species, including water vole, dormouse, barn owl and hedgehog
  • is a growing membership organisation, supported by more than 26,000 members
  • is supported by 1300 volunteers from every corner of Suffolk
  • works with thousands of children and families at nature reserves and centres and  at community sites
  • supports farmers and communities to improve their land for wildlife
  • is part of a network of 47 Wildlife Trusts across the UK
  • is a registered charity – number 262777



Please browse this section of our website for more information about our work and organisation. If you cannot find what you are looking for please get in touch.

General Election 2015
Our focus for the General Election are the Nature & Wellbeing Act and Marine Conservation Zone campaign. Find out more and add your voice.


The Lobbying Act
Suffolk Wildlife Trust, as part of The Wildlife Trusts, does not intend to register with the Electoral Commission. We will be focusing our efforts on influencing the policies that will be adopted and promoted by the political parties and individual candidates, rather than on influencing the way in which the public votes at the election. Read more about what this means.

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