Coronavirus update

We have paused all of our membership recruitment activities, in line with Government advice to ‘stay home, protect the NHS, save lives’.

We are grateful to the businesses and organisations we work with, to our owning Wildlife Trusts, and our incredible staff who have been so stringent in following precautions to keep everyone safe while on site.

We will continue to follow Government advice during this difficult time for everyone.

Now, more than ever, we can appreciate how important nature and wildlife is to our mental and physical wellbeing.

Nature is just outside the window and so important in easing anxiety. Share the joy of nature you can observe from your window or in your garden by joining in on social media with #EverydayWildlife photos.

Stay safe and well everyone, and we look forward greatly to working with you in the hopefully near future as soon as we’re able to responsibly do so. 

The SWWFL team

South West Wildlife Fundraising Ltd (SWWFL) inspires members of the public to support their local Wildlife Trusts through membership and a regular donation. 

We represent our eight owning Wildlife Trusts – Avon, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire & Isle of Wight, Somerset, Wiltshire and Worcestershire – to the public in face-to-face settings such as local venues, shows and events. Membership provides Wildlife Trusts with vital income and a strong voice to protect our threatened wildlife and influence public policy. Read more about us 

Get involved

Will you take action to save the most important creatures on the planet?

Insects are dying out up to 8 times faster than larger animals and 41% of insect species face extinction. 

This is a serious cause for concern – insects pollinate a third of our food crops, and are the main food source of many birds, small mammals and fish. Their demise impacts us all as well as our wildlife.

Loss of insect habitats and overuse of pesticides are two of the major causes of this impending devastation. However, it is not too late to act. 

By working together we can change the future of insects. Starting right now, you can make small changes in your home, outdoor space and community that will help these fascinating creatures. Follow the advice in our Action for Insects guide and create an insect-friendly garden that is teaming with wildlife.

Help tackle this crisis today – Take Action for Insects!

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

Sir David Attenborough, President Emeritus of the Wildlife Trusts

Joining your local Wildlife Trust helps it to campaign for a Wilder Future and a Nature Recovery Network across the UK that extends into every part of our towns, cities and countryside, bringing wildlife and the benefits of a healthy natural world into every part of life.

“We must act now!” 

In this short film made with The Wildlife Trusts, Sir David Attenborough calls for a Nature Recovery Network and explains why we need powerful new laws to ensure the UK’s wild places can thrive once more. It’s in response to the State of Nature partnership’s latest warnings of continued, devastating wildlife declines in the UK.

Sir David Attenborough says in the film: “A wildlife-rich natural world is vital for our wellbeing and survival…Nature is capable of extraordinary recovery but we must act now! Tell your politicians now is the time to put nature into recovery.” Click here to take action

Nature Recovery Network

A Nature Recovery Network is a critical part of the draft Environment Bill and something the Wildlife Trusts and their members have been calling for. It can inform decisions and guide investment to restore habitats and bring wildlife back.

Nature reserves alone are not enough for wildlife’s recovery. Too often we’ve seen wildlife forced into fewer and smaller pockets of wild space, surrounded by urban development or intensive agriculture.

To allow nature to recover, we need to reconnect the fragmented sites that remain – stitching back together Britain’s tattered natural fabric of wild land and creating more space for wildlife.

Click here for The Wildlife Trusts’ reaction to the draft Environment Bill

Nature Recovery Network

We hope you enjoy exploring our site to get a better feel for the work we do or please feel free to contact us if we can help in another way. 

SWWFL is wholly owned by eight Wildlife Trusts across South and West England
Working together, we reduce our costs ensuring even more is raised to protect our wildlife and countryside.

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