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At a time when the natural environment needs us more than ever, Devon Wildlife Trust's work for wildlife continues. However, the current Coronavirus means we are having to make some changes to the way we operate.

This will mean postponing or cancelling some events, temporarily closing our visitor centres and rearranging meetings. 

Access to Devon Wildlife Trust managed nature reserves/sites

We recognise access to nature is hugely important to wellbeing, but at this difficult time, we need to have the health of our staff and the community at the forefront of our mind - including neighbours to our nature reserves. Nature reserve car parks are therefore temporarily closed, and we are asking people not to drive/travel to our sites. For those who live locally and may be accessing sites for the purposes of their daily exercise, we ask that everyone observe government restrictions on outdoor access and ensure guidelines on social distancing are always followed.

Please be aware that key staff will be accessing this site for regular livestock and health and safety checks.

Advice and rules on public access may change.

Our work for local wildlife continues and remains as important as ever. To find out more about ways in which you can help and enjoy wildlife at home and how to support our work visit www.devonwildlifetrust.org/support-us

We'll endeavour to keep this website up to date with these and other changes. Keep up to date with the latest news by checking in regularly with us here, by joining our email list (it's free!) and following us on social media.

Thank you for continued support. It is vital to our work for Devon's wildlife. Together we are continuing to make a world of difference to the local wildlife we all cherish.

Giving a ‘Devon seven’ for bats

There are just seven months of the Greater Horseshoe Bat Project left and we need to raise funds to be able to complete the bat team’s invaluable work this year. Thanks to funding pledged by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, every £7 donated by DWT supporters is worth £20 for bat conservation in Devon – making a donation of any size go a lot further. Please help by donating here.

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