Here you can find our thoughts on issues relating to wildlife and nature.
We recognise that trail hunting is an issue that polarises people's opinions and provokes strong reactions from them.
Our core concern is looking after special places so that they can be enjoyed by everyone for ever.
The culling of badgers is not taking place on National Trust land. As a major landowner with many farming tenants, we understand how devastating an outbreak of bovine TB can be.
The National Trust supports the use of most of its places for foraging for abundant species of wild food; however, our position may be revised in line with future developments due to the ever-changing nature of this area.
We believe biodiversity offsetting, done properly, could help avoid the net loss of biodiversity so often brought about by development, and should be designed to deliver net gains for wildlife.