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The Trust has been established to receive monies resulting from development having the potential to impact on Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) and European Protected Species (EPS) where there is no suitable alternative and to distribute the monies to projects which will benefit the SAC and the species.

If you would like to apply for a grant from BWT to carry out a conservation project, click HERE

If you are a developer considering compensating for your development’s impact on nature, click HERE

The name, “Building Wildlife” was originally proposed by a local authority biodiversity champion to emphasise the interrelationship between development and nature conservation Building Wildlife is a Registered Company ‘Building Wildlife Trust’.

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It is operationally trading as ‘Building Wildlife’ or BW. BW defines its remit fairly broadly; allowing it scope to support wildlife conservation and promote good practice in connection with development and other human activities/ land uses.

As a holder of financial resources associated with smaller scale developments, its main purpose is to:

  1. Facilitate strategic action, including:
    • Targeted dissemination of grants
    • Amalgamation of resources to enable land acquisition and strategic conservation action.
  2. Develop and implement spatial conservation action for identified habitats and species, including identification of conservation objectives

Other areas may be considered subject to funding and clarification of conservation objectives.

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