Wildlife Trust

Essex Wildlife Trust is a charity that exists to secure a better future for the wildlife and people of Essex. Established in 1959, we depend on membership subscriptions, donations and legacies to fund the majority of our work. We also receive some sponsorship from business, and grants from organisations such as English Nature, The Countryside Commission and The Heritage Lottery Fund. Essex Wildlife Trust is the leading conservation organisation of its kind in Essex. We have over 32,000 members and 450 corporate supporters, and we look after more than 7,250 acres of land on 87 nature reserves and 1 nature park in the county. We spend nearly £1.5m each year caring for Essex wildlife and encouraging others to do the same.

Venue Type:

Environmental or ecological centre, Association or society

Opening hours

Essex Wildlife Trust office is not open to the public. Check out the What's On section of the website for a calendar of wildlife related events in the region.

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Wildlife Watch Club, Essex


Wildlife Watch is the UK’s leading environmental action club for kids. It’s all about YOU - and the natural world around you. There are 108,000 Watch members and hundreds of local groups where young people get stuck into environmental activities. Taking part in Wildlife Watch is an exciting way to explore your surroundings and get closer to the wildlife you share it with. Join Wildlife Watch and have a really wild time!

How to obtain

To find out all about Watch events and activities that are taking place in Essex contact your local Watch organiser, Rachel Steward, by emailing rachels@essexwt.org.uk or by calling Essex Wildlife Trust on 01621 862960.

Wildlife Trust
Essex Wildlife Trust
Abbotts Hall Farm
Great Wigborough



Wildlife Trust Homepage



General enquiries



General enquiries

01621 862960

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