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.
Who we are
The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts working across the UK. Since 1959 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.
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.
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.
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.
Read our latest blogs
Ramblings from Finemere Wood
With regular volunteer work parties cancelled for the time being, but restrictions easing, Charlotte Karmali, volunteer warden at…
Family activity: how to make a natural collage
Be inspired by nature and make your own natural collage using natural materials!
A bounty of berries
As trees shed their leaves, a bounty of berries is revealed - a vital resource for many birds and small mammals through the winter.
News about our work
Government’s planning reforms must address the nature and climate crisis
The Wildlife Trusts call for a new designation – Wildbelt – to allow nature’s recovery.
Government U-turn on promises to end badger culling
Largest ever cull authorised this autumn, bringing the total shot to 35% of UK’s badger population.
New farming and wildlife advisory service
Could you help to shape BBOWT’s new wildlife and farming advisory service?
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.
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.