Our Wilder Vision.
We have a bold vision of a wilder Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, with more nature everywhere – for everyone – in towns and rural areas.
We all need nature – for clean water, food and fresh air - but nature needs us too. Our mission is to bring about nature’s recovery by inspiring and empowering local people and partners to help bring nature back.
To put nature into recovery, we need 30% of all land in our region properly managed for wildlife by 2030. And that’s good for our climate too.
By working together, we can create bigger, wilder, more connected landscapes across our three counties, so nature and people can thrive.
The natural beauty of the ancient woodlands among the Chiltern Hills, Oxfordshire’s riverside wildflower meadows, and the amazing blaze of colour on the Berkshire heathlands is our heritage. It’s our responsibility to protect it and help nature’s recovery by supporting the Wildlife Trust.President of BBOWT, naturalist, television presenter, writer
How we work
Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts working for wildlife across the UK.
Using a science-led approach, we protect and restore natural habitats, which are home to some of our most precious wildlife. We work to promote natural solutions to the climate crisis – such as restoring floodplain meadows to tackle flooding and capture carbon.
We are lucky to have an army of more than 1,700 fantastic volunteers to help us do this.
We also work alongside and in partnership with local landowners, councils, organisations and communities, to encourage them to take action that benefits nature too.
More about us
BBOWT has been a champion for local wildlife since 1959. More than 60 years on, with nature and climate in crisis, our vital work is more important than ever.
The Trust has over 50,000 members – the highest number in our history. If we all work together, our future can be wilder.
We bring wildlife back
We restore and create vital wild spaces for a huge range of wonderful wildlife, including rare birds, and butterflies, mammals and reptiles.
Started in 1998, our water vole recovery project is the longest-running scheme of its kind in the country. We restore freshwater habitats and monitor populations to track their progress
We inspire people about nature
Our wild events and education sessions help connect people of all ages with the wildlife on their doorsteps. This can spark a lifelong love of nature, so people care for wildlife on their patch.
We inspire local communities to value a healthy natural world for their wellbeing and empower them to tackle the nature and climate crisis.
We give wildlife a voice
We work with you
Local communities are at the heart of everything we do. Volunteers, partners, community groups, schools, businesses, councils and landowners are all key to achieving our wilder vision.
Together we can bring nature back to Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and put wildlife at the heart of all of our lives – good for nature, for people and for climate.
Read our latest blogs
Our top 10 wildlife sightings for December
It's a great season for bird lovers with the addition of our winter migrants, and some fierce fights over territory are underway!…
Great reserves to visit in December
With nearly 90 nature reserves to choose from in our three counties, which are the best to visit this month?
Team Wilder story: From concrete jungle to wildlife garden
Carrie Starbuck turned the concrete jungle of her new home's garden into a wildlife-filled garden
News about our work
Birds, bees, and butterflies suffer as Brexit farming promises broken
UK's three largest nature charities say Government needs to rescue rivers, wildlife and climate faster.
COP26: Baby steps forward, when giant leaps were needed
The Wildlife Trusts respond to the closing of COP26.
UK's new Environment Act finally approved
The Wildlife Trusts welcome the passing of the Environment Act, which will help the UK Government make significant progress in tackling…
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.
If you have any questions about our work or would like to support our wilder vision, please get in touch.