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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
The logo of the Wildlife Trusts
Organization information
MottoProtecting Wildlife for the Future
FormationJanuary 01, 1946(71 years ago) as Yorkshire Naturalists’ Trust
TypeRegistered charity No.210807
Legal statusCompany limited by guarantee No.409650
PurposeProtecting wildlife and wild places, and educating, influencing and empowering people.
Headquarters1 St George's Place, York
LocationYO24 1GN
Region servedTraditional county of Yorkshire
Chief ExecutiveDr Rob Stoneman
AffiliationsThe Wildlife Trusts partnership

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The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is a wildlife trust covering the traditional county of Yorkshire, England.The Trust is part of the UK-wide partnership of 47 Wildlife Trusts.It was formed in 1946, as the Yorkshire Naturalists’ Trust, essentially to preserve its first nature reserve Askham Bog on the outskirts of York. It manages more than eighty reserves across the county, including some of the best wildlife sites in the UK. These nature reserves cover the diversity of Yorkshire’s landscape, from woodland to grassland, wetland, moorland, fen, bog and coast. The flagship - and largest - reserve is Potteric Carr.

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