Wildlife conservation

Wildlife Conservation

BBOWT works to protect wildlife on our own nature reserves and beyond our boundaries. 

The Trust has a team of staff and many volunteers who carry out surveys and assessments, to monitor the state of the wildlife on our nature reserves, to ensure that our management is making a positive difference.  

We also run dedicated projects to protect some of our iconic species beyond the boundaries of our nature reserves. Water vole conservation and protecting badgers from TB are two projects where we have specialist staff and specifically allocated resources.

Trust staff also spend time working with partners and visiting landowners and managers, to give advice on land management and funding schemes that give a helping hand to our three counties’ wildlife.   

Follow the links below to learn more about these projects, or see how you could help with vital species and habitat monitoring work.


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water vole

Water Vole Recovery Project

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Badger by Rob Appleby

Badger Vaccination Project

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radio tracking

Monitoring wildlife

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Local Wildlife Sites

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Yellowhammer perched in hedgerow

Yellowhammer by Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

Wider countryside work

Hedgerow Havens

By restoring and creating new 'linear' habitats like hedgerows, road verges and ditches, we are conserving and protecting the wildlife that calls them home.

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wildlife garden
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Dorothy Morley Conservation Awards

Win £1,000 for your local conservation group in Berkshire

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