Rothschild formed the Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves (SPNR) in 1912 to protect wild places like Woodwalton Fen across Britain. This later became the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT).
Who owns the Wildlife Trust?
Each Wildlife Trust is an independent charity, with independent finances, governance and structure. Each Wildlife Trust is also a corporate member of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT, registered charity number 207238), a charity founded in 1912 by banker and philanthropist Charles Rothschild.
When did the Wildlife Trust begin?
There are now 46 Wildlife Trusts covering the whole of the UK, the Isle of Man and Alderney, supported by a central charity – The Wildlife Trusts – which is the same organisation that Rothschild founded more than a century ago.
Is the Wildlife Trust an NGO?
NGOs have an increasing influence on attitudes to the environment. Many NGOs are involved with conservation and habitat management e.g. RSPB, Wildlife Trusts, British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, British Trust for Ornithology, and many more.
Who is president of the Wildlife Trusts?
Our vision is of people close to nature, with land and seas rich in wildlife. Our mission is to bring about living landscapes, living seas and a society where nature matters.
What was the first nature reserve?
The first major nature reserve was Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, United States, followed by the Royal National Park near Sydney, Australia and the Barguzin Nature Reserve of Imperial Russia, the first of zapovedniks set up by a federal government entirely for the scientific study of nature.