Our mission

Our Mission

Surrey Wildlife Trust is committed to enabling wildlife to survive and thrive across the county

Wildlife is under threat

Surrey has some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside. But our wildlife is in trouble.

30% of nature in Surrey is either extinct or under threat as a result of pressures on habitat through development, pollution, poor land management and neglect.

The State of Nature in Surrey

Creating a Living Landscape

Our 80 carefully managed nature reserves provide some of Surrey’s most important homes for wildlife and cover some 5% of the county. However, protected reserves alone are not enough if nature is to thrive going forward. 

Nature reserves need to be connected by green corridors so wildlife populations can survive and thrive - we call this a 'Living Landscape'.

Living Landscape strategy

Norbury Park View

© Jon Hawkins

A wild future

Between 2018 and 2023 our focus includes some of Surrey's iconic landscapes, featuring our most important habitats, like heathland, wetland and chalk grassland.
Working with landowners, schools, local communities, councils, volunteers, and other environmental groups, we are restoring key habitats to create stepping stones between our reserves, as well as other vital nature sites, so wildlife can flourish across the county.

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