How you've helped
With your ongoing support we're able to continue our vital conservation work. Thank you for helping to protect these special places
We've always believed that everyone needs nature, yet no one could've predicted how important the natural world would become to all of us as the pandemic took hold. Nature has been there for us when we've needed it most, and with your help, we can continue to protect it in its time of need.
Although we had to pause many of our projects last year, your continued support has allowed us to create more wildflower meadows, restore woodland, help wildlife to thrive and bring rich histories back to life. Read on to find out more about the essential conservation work you've helped support, and how we can continue to address the climate crisis and decline in nature, together, in 2021 - thank you.
Reviving woodland with your help
Trees provide homes for wildlife, reduce flooding and clean the air we breathe. Today, however, the UK is the least wooded country in Europe.
With your support we are determined to replenish woodland habitats, which create healthy landscapes that will be more resilient to climate change. At the start of 2020 we made a pledge to plant 20 million trees over the next 10 years. We are still committed to this ambition and, despite the coronavirus crisis, we have made progress.
We're currently working to turn 75 hectares of land at Northwood in West Sussex back into woodland. More than 13,000 trees have already been planted by volunteers, local schools and community groups, providing a haven for both wildlife and people. Your support is making a difference in North Devon too, where 125,000 trees will be planted in the next five years.
Did you know?
- It costs £3,000 each year to maintain 1 mile of coastline
- We spent £35.7 million upkeeping the countryside in 2017-18
- We plan to create 25,000 hectares (61,776 acres) of new habitats by 2025
" Exmoor won my heart as a schoolgirl. It continues to be my special place. Making a donation and spending time working in this breathtaking landscape have made it even more special. With the help of the National Trust, I hope it will be special for everyone, for ever. "