About

About

Short-eared owl by Ben Hall/2020VISION

We stand up for wildlife.

We are the only voluntary organisation in the region concerned with all aspects of nature conservation. Our three counties have suffered from 70 years of habitat destruction. We can help nature recover, but we rely on the support of our members to create an environment rich in wildlife, valued by all.

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Who we are

The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts working across the UK. For more than 55 years we have worked with local people to make Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire rich in wildlife and protect special places for generations to come.

Our team of 150 staff is supported by 1,800 volunteers, who work together to help nature's recovery. We are governed by our Board of Trustees, who oversee the governance and strategic leadership of the Trust. We receive no core governmental funding: our work is made possible by the generosity of our members and other supporters.

What we do

Our vision is an environment rich in wildlife, valued by all. Our mission is to create a Living Landscape across our towns, cities and countryside, and inspire our communities to act for nature. Find out more about our work below. 

Water vole in river with reeds

Water vole by Terry Whittaker/2020VISION

We protect wildlife

Wildlife conservation

We work to give wildlife a helping hand across the three counties. This includes monitoring species and running projects to support declining species such as water voles, and threatened habitats such as chalk grassland.

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Sydlings Copse

Sydlings Copse by Andy Fairbairn

We look after nature reserves

Nature reserves

We look after more than 80 nature reserves spanning more than 2,500 hectares. Our nature reserves are central to our work to secure a better future for wildlife.

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Greenham Common

Greenham Common by James Osmond

We create Living Landscapes

Living Landscapes

We work with other landowners to create Living Landscapes for the benefit of wildlife and people. Large-scale projects bring large-scale benefits for wildlife.

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badger vaccination

Badger vaccination by Tom Marshall

We campaign for wildlife

Nature matters

We run campaigns to save precious habitats and vulnerable species. We work with politicians, planners and members of the public to make sure nature's value is recognised, and to influence policy and decisions affecting wildlife.

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Hedgehog in autumn leaves

Hedgehog by Tom Marshall

We provide wildlife advice

Wildlife and planning

We offer advice to individuals, planners, developers and landowners about how to protect and enhance gardens and habitats for wildlife. Our advice has influenced more than 3,000 hectares of land for the benefit of wildlife.

Planning advice   Take action at home 

Exploring woodland
We educate people about wildlife

Education and events

We put on education programmes and events that inspire people about wildlife to ensure that as many people as possible appreciate the precious natural resources of our three counties.

Education   Events

Find out more about our work

Watch highlights from our work last year, or keep up to date by reading our news, blogs and publications.

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News about our work

Join in with our work

As a voluntary organisation, we rely on the support of our members and volunteers to help us protect wildlife in our area. Find out how you can join in.

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Surveying by Matthew Roberts

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Kingfisher by Margaret Holland

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Being accountable

Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is registered with the Fundraising Regulator. We have made a public Promise to adhere to best practice, honesty, transparency, clarity and accountability in all fundraising activity, enabling you to give with confidence.

If you have any concerns about the way we fundraise, we encourage you to get in touch with your feedback. Please do so by contacting George Murray, Head of Marketing at the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust. Read our Complaints Procedure here. If we cannot resolve your complaint, we accept the authority of the the Fundraising Regulator to make a final adjudication.