Surrey is a county rich in wildlife. Despite its small size and proximity to London, it supports a range of habitats and species of local, national and international importance. The varied geology and topography, together with a lengthy human influence, have sustained Surrey's woodland, heathland, chalk grassland, open water and rivers.
Surrey is the most wooded county in England and its heathland is of international importance. The North Downs supports chalk grassland and Surrey acts as a stronghold for species such as the silver-spotted skipper. Surrey Wildlife Trust is adopting a bold approach towards delivering and influencing wildlife conservation and biodiversity and encouraging people to understand and enjoy wildlife and wild spaces. This is based on our vision - to create a 'Living Landscape', rich in wildlife and valued by all.