Norfolk Coast Bioblitz Partners

Find out a bit more about the organisations taking part in the Norfolk Coast BioBlitz

Blakeney at sunset

National Trust

We’re a charity founded in 1895 by three people who saw the importance of our nation’s heritage and open spaces and wanted to preserve them for everyone to enjoy. More than 120 years later, these values are still at the heart of everything we do. We look after special places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for ever, for everyone.

An aerial view of Norfolk Wildlife Trust's reserve at cley showing all the fields and creeks with water in

Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Norfolk Wildlife Trust is the oldest Wildlife Trust in the country. The purchase of 400 acres of marsh at Cley on the north Norfolk coast in 1926 to be held ‘in perpetuity as a bird breeding sanctuary’ provided a blueprint for nature conservation which has now been replicated across the UK.

aerial photograph of Brancaster harbour with boats and scolt head island

Natural England

Natural England is the Government’s adviser on the natural environment. Established in 2006, our work is focused on enhancing England’s wildlife and landscapes and maximising the benefits they bring to the public.

A herd of red deer entering the lake in a line

Holkham Estate

Holkham is a privately owned and innovative 25,000 acre Estate set on the north Norfolk coastline. Built in the mid-18th century by Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester, the Palladian Hall is considered to be a masterpiece. The Estate comprises the Hall, deer park, Holkham National Nature Reserve as well as a thriving collection of businesses centered on property, farming and leisure employing more than 250 people.

the golden brown colours of the reed bed to the right contrasted against the deep blue water on the left


Since we started on our mission in 1889, the threats to nature have continued to grow, but we have grown to meet them too. We’re now the largest nature conservation charity in the country, consistently delivering successful conservation, forging powerful new partnerships with other organisations and inspiring others to stand up and give nature the home it deserves.

Brancaster Staithe Harbour

Norfolk Coast Partnership

The Norfolk Coast Partnership was set up in 1991 to work in partnership with local communities and all relevant organisations to safeguard the special character of the area. It is funded by Natural England, Norfolk County Council, North Norfolk District Council, the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, and Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

" The North Norfolk Coast is protected by many national and international nature designations with the whole stretch being a single Special Site of Scientific Interest. Even though it is owned and managed by different landowners and organisations, each shares the same aim and goal of conserving and preserving the area for the benefit of the wildlife. But wildlife has no concept of ownership boundaries so the need for everyone to work together to look after this special coastline and its rich biodiversity has never been greater."
- Ajay Tegala, Coastal Ranger, National Trust