The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside was founded in 1962. Since then we have grown to be the largest nature conservation body in the area. We are uniquely positioned to lead change our region, working at a grass roots, local level whilst also being part of a strong cohesive movement.
We have saved many special places, acquiring and managing many of them as nature reserves—we look after over 1,288 hectares of havens for rare and threatened species and habitats. We have the powerful voices of over 30,000 members, whose invaluable support we simply could not do without. We engage over 4,000 volunteers in our mission, 1200 are active on a very regular basis alongside our team of 140 staff. We deliver environmental education to around 20,000 children per year. We have built three eco buildings for our operations to demonstrate how we can live lightly on the earth.