Farm Wildlife is a partnership of organisations working together to provide a single source of best-practice management advice for wildlife on farmland
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
We are a national charity committed to conserving amphibians and reptiles and saving the disappearing habitats on which they depend. Our work covers key areas to help secure long-term benefits for the species, including: taking a lead role on species action plans, understanding the ecology of amphibians and reptiles, as well as the threats facing the species, and identifying solutions. We manage over 80 reserves in Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, Cumbria and Norfolk, selected and managed for their important reptile or amphibian populations. We also advise other land managers about species and management, as well as producing targeted advice. Other key work areas include working with others to improve our understanding of the distribution and status of herpetofauna. We do this through a number of schemes and initiatives including the National Amphibian and Reptile Recording Scheme (NARRS), Record Pool and Living Record.
Bat Conservation Trust
The Bat Conservation Trust supports over 100 local bat groups and 5000 members and works with volunteers, scientists, industry and government both locally and nationally on a range of projects. To achieve our vision of a world where bats and people thrive together in harmony our work focuses on discovering more about bats and how they use the landscape, taking action to protect bats and enhance the landscapes on which they rely and inspiring people about bats and their environment, engaging them in their conservation.
Buglife is the only organisation in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates. We’re actively working to save our rarest little animals, everything from bees to beetles, worms to woodlice and jumping spiders to jellyfish. Buglife’s aim is to halt the extinction of invertebrate species and to achieve sustainable populations of invertebrates. We are working hard to achieve this through: promoting the importance of invertebrates, assisting with the development of policy and legislation, developing and sharing knowledge about invertebrate conservation, undertaking practical conservation projects and much, much more.
Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Bumblebees are an important and cherished component of our biodiversity and provide a vital ecosystem service. Several species are threatened with national extinction. The Bumblebee Conservation Trust aims to ensure that all bumblebees have a long-term future in the UK. We will achieve this through the protection, creation and restoration of much needed flower-rich habitats and by raising awareness and increasing understanding and appreciation of bumblebees. In our vision, our communities and countryside will be rich in bumblebees and colourful wildflowers, supporting a diversity of wildlife and habitats for everyone to enjoy.
Butterfly Conservation is the largest charity of its type in the world. Our aim is the conservation of butterflies, moths and their habitats. We run conservation programmes for more than 100 threatened species and manage over 30 nature reserves.
Fair To Nature
Fair to Nature helps future-thinking farmers and companies grow and create products in harmony with nature and meet ambitious sustainability nature-positive and net-zero targets.
Our integrated, science-led standard has been developed around the six key elements of Farm Wildlife.
It not only supports on-farm practices which rebuild biodiversity, Fair to Nature also helps farmers also work towards mitigating the impact of carbon, eliminating water pollution, applying integrated pest management plans, and increasing soil health. For more information and to register your interest visit www.fairtonature.org
Plantlife is the charity that is speaking up for the nation’s wild plants. Wild flowers, plants and fungi play a fundamental role for wildlife and their colour and character light up our landscapes. But without our help, this priceless natural heritage is in danger of being lost. From the open spaces of our nature reserves to the corridors of government, Plantlife is here to raise their profile, to celebrate their beauty and to protect their future. We lead pioneering conservation partnership projects to save threatened plants and landscapes; are the international lead for Target 5 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation; publish influential reports, own nature reserves across Britain – from hay meadows to limestone pavement and peat bog - and work with thousands of children and families helping them feel confident accessing and enjoying their local nature.
The RSPB focuses on protecting habitats, saving species and helping to end the nature and climate emergency. We also play a leading role in a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations. The Farm Wildlife website features a host of our case studies, advice and information about the conservation of farmland wildlife and healthy habitats.
Nature is in crisis. Together we can save it.
The Wildlife Trusts
The Wildlife Trusts are a grassroots movement of people from a wide range of backgrounds and all walks of life, who believe that we need nature and nature needs us. We have more than 900,000 members, over 35,000 volunteers, 2,000 staff and 600 trustees. There are 46 individual Wildlife Trusts, each of which is a place-based independent charity with its own legal identity, formed by groups of people getting together and working with others to make a positive difference to wildlife and future generations, starting where they live and work.
Every Wildlife Trust is part of The Wildlife Trusts federation and a corporate member of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT), a registered charity in its own right founded in 1912 and one of the founding members of IUCN – the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Taken together this federation of 47 charities is known as The Wildlife Trusts.
Freshwater Habitats Trust
The Freshwater Habitats Trust is an evidence-based conservation charity, working throughout England and Wales, with a strong science grounding and we target our work where evidence suggests it will be most effective. Whilst ponds are extraordinarily important habitats for freshwater biodiversity, we are concerned with all freshwaters including those that are small and undervalued like headwater streams, ponds, flushes, and ditches. We are working in partnership with people, communities and organisations to get the best results for freshwater wildlife and to ensure freshwaters are better valued by increasing people’s enjoyment, knowledge and experience of them.
Nature Friendly Farming Network
The Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN) is a farmer-led organisation, uniting farmers from all backgrounds (big and small, organic and conventional) who want to manage their land in ways that deliver benefits for wildlife, soil quality, flood prevention and carbon emissions, at the same time as growing healthy food.
Created by farmers for farmers, we are an independent voice advocating UK-wide adoption of food production methods that help the natural environment. Our current priorities are to seek to secure positive changes in agricultural policy for sustainable farming with nature and sharing best practice.
Join today at nffn.org.uk
EU LIFE+ Programme
The initial development of Farm Wildlife advice was supported by the EU LIFE+ Programme. LIFE is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental and nature conservation projects throughout the EU.