Why does the National Trust do research?
We look after places for ever for everyone, but the world around us is constantly changing. Our research helps us to understand these changes, learn more about the places in our care and find practical solutions to conservation problems.
Tackling conservation threats
Conservation is at the heart of what we do. Whether we’re caring for a Tudor mansion, a rare butterfly, a precious habitat, a rugged stretch coastline or a piece of artwork, we need evidence to make the best conservation decisions. Our research helps us to tackle conservation threats - from mould in our historic books to habitat loss and plant disease – and to understand their causes.
Our land is a natural laboratory and we look after precious collections, so we often host researchers or work in partnership to get the knowledge we need.