The Wildwood Trust

Save this precious woodland

URGENT Wildwood Woodland Appeal

Help to save a precious Woodland before it is lost forever

One of the last pieces of the historic woodland that surrounds Wildwood’s animal park is up for sale. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we have a very short time to raise the funds to buy this woodland and put it into charity ownership to protect it for all time.

You can be part of an exciting project to save a stunning piece of ancient woodland and to help protect the rare and threatened wildlife it harbours for future generations. But the clock is ticking and without your donation today, this natural woodland treasure could be lost to us forever.

If we do not act today, these woods could be snapped up by greedy developers and the intricate diversity of their wildlife habitats spoilt by uncaring new owners

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How you can help

Wildwood team checking dormice boxes

12         will pay for a dormouse nest box to enable this endearing                 animal to populate the woodland

25         will pay for 100 sq foot of woodland habitat – safe forever.

75         would provide a set of woodland sampling equipment for                 students

150       will pay for the installation of a bat box and ongoing                           monitoring to help a threatened species

250       will pay for 1,000 sq ft of woodland Habitat – safe forever

500       will pay for an expert conservationist to coppice selected trees, allowing more light into the wood and enabling a whole range of connected wildlife to survive into the future.

1,000    will pay for 4,000 sq ft of woodland Habitat – safe forever

Any amount, no matter how small, will help us towards achieving our target

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Donate now to save this precious woodlandWhy we must act now, without delay
Protecting this site will not only support Kent’s amazing and often threatened wildlife.  Wildwood aims to use the land and all its wonders as a valuable teaching resource; to enable children and young people of all abilities to discover the joy of learning in the outdoors through our award winning education programmes and woodland ecology courses.

Securing these woods is vital to inspire and train the next generation of wildlife conservationists and scientists as future guardians of our precious wild spaces.

In order to fully illustrate the importance of this woodland and why Wildwood must save it for future generations, Wildowood's Chief Executive, Peter Smith has put together a detailed Appeal Statement and a Species Report, both can be read by via the links below:

Click here to download the Wildwood Woodland Appeal Statement
Click here to download the Species Report

Donate now to save this precious woodland

The Blean is an enchanting woodland space, with ancient trees, heathlands and bogs and abundant flora and fauna, providing an intricate tapestry of habitats which support a myriad of fascinating species.

Yet, without your help, this outstanding wildlife heritage could be lost forever. Children of tomorrow might never get the chance to see a cloud of rare woodland butterflies flitting through the sunlight piercing the woodland canopy, to witness a fascinating creature like the hedgehog emerging from its leafy home at dusk, to study the complex engineering and temperature regulation of a towering city of wood ants, or to hear the song of the nightingale - described by poets as one of the most beautiful sounds in nature.

Your gift could mean these amazing creatures and the habitats they rely on for their survival could go on for another thousand years, giving future generations a treasure to be proud of.

Donate online: Click here to donate now

Donate by phone: call the Wildwood office on 01227 712 111

Donate in person: Donate in the Wildwood shop

Set up a regular donation: Download and complete the form below:

Regular Donation Bankers Order Form

Thank you - your support is truly appreciated