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  • General Election 2017: What we're asking London's parliamentary candidates

    Wednesday 3rd May, 2017

    Houses of Parliament (credit James Cracknell)

    The snap General Election on 8th June is happening at a crucial time for wildlife. The next Government will have some big decisions to make for Britain’s natural environment – almost immediately.

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  • Topping out ceremony for new swift tower marks major milestone for Walthamstow Wetlands

    Tuesday 2nd May, 2017

    Interior of swift tower at Walthamstow Wetlands by Stephen Ayres

    A topping out ceremony held on 28 April celebrated the newly built swift tower at the Walthamstow Wetlands. This marks a significant milestone in the development of one of the largest urban wetland nature reserves in Europe.

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  • Inspiring more schoolchildren with London’s wildlife in 2017

    Monday 24th April, 2017

    credit Penny Dixie

    Renewed support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery enables expansion of London Wildlife Trust’s outdoor learning programme

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  • Wild Weekend at Woodberry Wetlands

    Thursday 30th March, 2017

    Woodberry Wetlands by Penny Dixie

    Celebrate London’s wild side with a weekend of free, wildlife-themed events at Woodberry Wetlands, a stunning nature reserve opened by Sir David Attenborough last year.

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  • Mighty mollusc found in Chiswick

    Thursday 30th March, 2017

    Two-lipped door snail at Duke’s Hollow nature reserve © Mike Waller

    Two-lipped door snails found living on fly-tipped rubble near the River Thames

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  • Bee Creative in the Garden!

    Monday 27th March, 2017

    Buff-tailed bumblebee by Jon Hawkins - Surrey Hills Photography

    Royal Horticultural Society and The Wildlife Trusts launch campaign to help wild bees

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  • Boosting butterflies at the bank

    Friday 24th March, 2017

    Small blue butterfly at Hutchinson's Bank (credit Daniel Greenwood)

    Habitat for rare chalkland species in Croydon is being expanded thanks to £21,000 grant from Viridor Credits

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  • Help for London's freshwater wildlife on World Water Day

    Wednesday 22nd March, 2017

    Cormorant at Walthamstow Wetlands (credit Matthew Rich)

    Royal Bank of Canada grant will improve freshwater habitats across the capital

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  • Grant will help rare snails feel at home in Hillingdon

    Wednesday 1st March, 2017

    Desmoulin's whorl snail (credit Roger Key)

    London Wildlife Trust has received a grant of almost £65,000 from Biffa Award to help a rare species of snail thrive at one of the Trust’s west London nature reserves. Desmoulin’s whorl snail is so threatened that it is prioritised for conservation in the government’s UK Biodiversity Action Plan.

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  • Phase One of HS2 railway given Royal Assent

    Thursday 23rd February, 2017

    Frays Farm Meadows - threatened by HS2

    The first phase of the High Speed Two (HS2) railway between London and Birmingham was given Royal Assent on 23 February 2017.

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