Devon Wildlife Trust
Established as a registered charity in 1962, the Devon Wildlife Trust holds a unique and influential position. Unique because it is the only independent organisation concerned with all aspects of wildlife conservation in Devon. Influential because it is a member of The Wildlife Trusts partnership, a nationwide network dedicated to the achievement of Living Seas and a Living Landscape in the UK. Between us we have more than three quarters of a million members and care for over 2,000 nature reserves.
The Devon Wildlife Trust has more than 31,000 members and 48 nature reserves throughout the county totalling approximately 4,000 acres. It is closely involved in land and marine management, wildlife surveying, conservation policy and education. DWT employs over 70 highly qualified staff, including specialists in all aspects of wildlife conservation, whilst hundreds of people, members and others, work with the organisation on a voluntary basis.
The Devon Wildlife Trust operates three visitor centres: