Nature and wildlife success stories

With your support we're able to conserve the nature and wildlife living on the land we care for. This means we are helping to reverse the decline of some species. Discover some of the plants, creatures and landscapes that are struggling. Find out how we're protecting them to help maintain the good health of the land we look after.

Wild Asparagus (Asparagus prostrates)

A helping hand for the wild asparagus  

The unique and endangered wild asparagus plant still grows in certain parts of the UK. We've been working to keep it alive and thriving.

Large Blue butterfly

Saving the Large Blue butterfly at Collard Hill 

Our largest and rarest butterfly, the Large Blue became extinct in the UK in 1979. We're working with other organisations to reintroduce them.

a nightingale in the shelterbelt at croome

Nightingales at Croome 

With a 90 per cent decline in nightingales over the last 40 years, the team at Croome are preserving the habitat so you can continue to hear nightingales sing.

Puffins on the Farne Islands, Northumberland

Puffins on the Farne Islands 

The puffin is one of the country's favourite birds. There are few better places to see them up close than on the Farne Islands in Northumberland.

Sheep looking at visitors in Dinefwr Park, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Six sheep (and a goat) who are saving nature 

Meet the sheep working tirelessly to look after nature at the places we care for. They are grazing the land in ways that help protect wildlife and landscapes for future generations.

We are working at Stackpole to ensure the otter population thrives

Protecting otters and bats at Stackpole 

Stackpole in Pembrokeshire is home to otters and Greater Horseshoe bats. Once rare, they now thrive in this protected environment.

Views across the moorland at Malham in the Yorkshire Dales

Conserving the peat cliff at Malham Tarn 

At Malham Tarn Estate, we're working to save a peat cliff from rapid erosion.