Our work

Conservation on The Lizard

One of the many footpaths maintained by the Lizard team

One of the many footpaths maintained by the Lizard team

The National Trust rangers here on The Lizard care for a huge variety of special places around the Peninsula, our conservation work covers over 1000 hectares of diverse land, from beaches and cliffs to inland heathlands and wooded valleys. Our work aims to maintain a delicate balance between protecting important wildlife habitats and landscapes and providing good access to enable people to discover and enjoy them.

Choughs on the Lizard

Back in 2001, after nearly 30 year’s absence, the Cornish Chough naturally returned to the Lizard. Thanks to the hard work of the National Trust and the RSPB these rare birds came back to stay.

A red squirrel enjoying some afternoon sunshine © Peter Barsby

A red squirrel enjoying some afternoon sunshine

Red squirrel reintroduction on the Lizard

The proposal for reintroducing red squirrels to West Cornwall is interesting but comes with significant challenges. Here on the Lizard we have had to weigh up both sides before coming to the position that we are currently in. Find out more about this at the link below.

Our important partners

Maritime heather above Kynance cove

Maritime heather above Kynance cove

The whole of the Lizard Peninsula makes up one of Cornwall's important Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Trust looks after over 1000 ha of it but there is over 2000 ha designated as National Nature Reserve. We work alongside other conservation organisations, wildlife charities, local farmers and residents, all of whom play an important part in looking after this land and educating visitors to the area of the importance of this special place. Go to the link to find out more about our partnership work here.

Get involved

Our rangers here on the Lizard have a tough job looking after over 1000 hectares of diverse land so we are always up for a bit of a helping hand.

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