Ancient woodland restoration fund
Help us restore irreplaceable ancient woodland and bring it back to its former glory.
Credit: Ben Lee / WTML
Rare, fragile and irreplaceable. Our precious ancient woods have been around for centuries - long enough to develop into rich and complex ecosystems.
Ancient woodland is home to some of our most beautiful wildlife, such as bluebells, wood anemone and rare fungi. These woods are living history books and the backbone of many myths and legends. But they are under threat.
Credit: Guy Edwardes / naturepl.com
We are at the forefront of ancient woodland restoration and have been championing a new approach to this vital work. By gradually removing conifers from these plantations and allowing light to penetrate the woodland canopy, we are encouraging the former native woodland species and habitats to recover and re-colonise the woods.
Support this important work
Our vision is to breathe life back into all of the UK’s damaged and threatened ancient woodland ecosystems so that they will once again become valued by people, a refuge for wildlife and a part of resilient landscapes fit for the 21st century and beyond.
We have a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rescue these remaining fragments of our natural heritage.
But we can't do it without you.