Projects run by London Wildlife Trust

We run a range of projects to help boost wildlife and connect people to nature

Great North WoodGreat North Wood

Fragments of a mighty woodland can still be found in south London. The Great North Wood gave rise to the names of local districts such as Norwood, Forest Hill and Penge. We're aiming to raise awareness of this historic woodland landscape and help enhance it for future generations to enjoy.

Keeping it WildKeeping it Wild

Keeping it Wild is a new project, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund, that will empower and inspire 600 young people aged 11-25, from backgrounds currently under-represented in natural heritage, to gain vital skills while discovering, conserving and sharing their experiences of the capital’s wild spaces. 

Welsh Harp (credit Magnus Andersson)Welsh Harp

Also known as Brent Reservoir, Welsh Harp is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its breeding pairs of great crested grebe, overwintering waterfowl, and marginal vegetation. London Wildlife Trust is now working to protect and enhance this unique series of habitats.

Water for Wildlife

This project focuses on London's freshwater habitats - discovering what's living in them, and encouraging more wildlife to do so. We are monitoring and mapping these waterways, making practical conservation improvements to key sites and strengthening their wildlife value.

Wilder future Wilder LondonWilder future Wilder London 

Thousands of birds, insects and other animals across London are finding it harder to survive because their habitats, and the green spaces that we share with them, are disappearing. While this is really bad news, there is something positive that is happening right now to stop this. And it’s something we need YOU to be part of.


Previous projects run by London Wildlife Trust

A Cool Place To Live

Working with social landlords and residents to develop green space solutions to address the impacts of climate change.

Back to Chalk

Focusing on London's downland – the dry valley systems that contain chalk grassland, chalk scrub and woodland.

Budding Together

A project for people experiencing mental health problems; a unique chance for them to get up close to nature.

Connecting London's Amphibian and Reptile Environments

Lending a helping hand to London's reptiles and amphibians.

Crane Valley Project

An exciting scheme to breathe new life into this previously neglected river – one whose waters are rich in history and provide a precious home for wildlife.

Do You Dig It?

An education, food-growing and community outreach project.

Earn Your Travel Back

Giving young Londoners who had lost their right to free travel the chance to earn their Oyster cards back by volunteering for London Wildlife Trust.

From Thorn to Orchid

Discovering chalk grasslands to find out what's in our neighbourhoods.

Growing Out

Working with young adults with mild learning disabilities. 

Lost Effra

Lost Effra is a project that empowers communities along a stretch of culverted river to create new green landscape features. Our aim is to increase local resilience to flooding and the changing climate, while also improving neighbourhoods for people and wildlife.

Natural Estates

Enhancing and maintaining common green spaces around housing estates, improving their physical and emotional health, social cohesion and promoting active citizenship.

New River at 400

A programme of walks and events to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the New River.

New Roots

Engaging ex-offenders in practical horticulture and conservation activities, helping them pick up new skills.

Potted History

Making use of reminiscence and horticultural therapy to improve the self-confidence and wellbeing of socially isolated older people in south London.

Tump 53 - Wild about Thamesmead

Tump 53 is a former munitions testing site which is now a beautiful nature reserve in the heart of Thamesmead in south-east London.

Urban Urchins

London's hedgehogs are in trouble, with the city's population falling by nearly a third in ten years. We're now calling on everyone in London to help us reverse this shocking decline, and ensure our hedgehogs can continue to live in the city for decades to come.

Vole Patrol

We launched Vole Patrol to investigate how small mammals such as mice, shrew and vole are faring at selected woodland habitats in west London. The findings have helped increase awareness of these species and informed future conservation efforts.

Wandle Estates

Rrevitalising south London's River Wandle as an identifiable, high-quality natural asset for local communities.

Water Vole Conservation

Dedicated to the conservation of water vole throughout Greater London.

Wild at Heart

Encouraging communities to become actively involved in looking after, improving and enjoying their local park.

Wild London Inclusive London

Working with a range of communities historically under-represented in the conservation sector.

Wildlife and the 2012 Olympic Games

Working to ensure wildlife and the wider environment is well represented during the build, staging and legacy phases of London 2012.

Wildlife on Your Waterways

Managing and enhancing Regent's Canal.

Wild Talent

Over four years our Wild Talent programme has trained dozens of enthusiastic recruits eager to learn new skills and start a new career in conservation.


An ambitious photography-based conservation initiative, communicating a vision for a wilder Britain.