Our commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)

Equality Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) at The Wildlife Trusts

The Wildlife Trusts believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the joy of wildlife in their daily lives, that’s why we’re committed to putting equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our movement. 

Wild About Inclusion logo with the badger surrounded by a rainbow coloured band

There is still work to be done to enhance diversity at The Wildlife Trusts

We know that like other organisations, we have a long way to go still. All 46 Wildlife Trusts have adopted a framework called Wild About Inclusion which focuses on inspiring, empowering, and engaging people from all backgrounds, cultures, identities, and abilities to play their part in nature recovery and climate action. 

The benefits of the Wild About Inclusion approach are: 

  • More people take action for nature: people from across society have better access to nature and more opportunities to play a part in nature’s recovery. 
  • Better organisational performance: diverse and inclusive organisations have increased creativity, innovation, and employee satisfaction. 
  • Greater support from communities: being inclusive and relevant for diverse communities attracts support from a wider range of people.  
  • Staff are happier and healthier: an inclusive working environment means everyone has equal opportunities to develop, progress and be recognised at work. 


What are The Wildlife Trusts doing to progress?

The Wildlife Trusts are undertaking a range of different projects and training initiatives to progress equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) among sttaff networks – groups of employees that come together regularly to share experiences and support each other. This includes: 

  • Out for Nature for LGBTQ+ staff 
  • Nature for All for staff with disabilities 
  • Nature in Mind for staff with mental health concerns 
  • Next Gen Nature for young people 
  • Colours of Nature for people of colour 
  • Women in Nature

These networks were created after asking staff across The Wildlife Trusts federation what kind of network groups they would like to have. The networks exist as a place for people with similar characteristics to network, share their experiences, and support each other.

Diversity Report 2023

This report gives an overview of our equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) over the last three  years, including key statistics and highlights. We put equality, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of The Wildlife Trusts. We want to ensure that everyone can experience the joy of wildlife in their daily lives.

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