Help UK wildlife

How to help UK wildlife

Buff tailed bumblebee © Jon Hawkins

Thank you for caring about wildlife

On this page you'll find advice on what to do if you are concerned about an animal's welfare, if you've found an injured animal, and information on ways you can help British wildlife thrive in your garden and local area.

Simple things you can do to help UK wildlife

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If you are concerned about an animal's welfare

Cumbria Wildlife Trust does not offer a general service for care and rehabilitation of sick or injured animals. Please follow the relevant link below for advice on what to do if you have found an injured or dead animal.

Impacts of marine litter; A Grey seal with ghost fishing gear tangled around its neck © Tom Marshall

What to do if you are concerned about an animal's welfare

I want to report a wildlife crime

I have found a dead animal

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Ways you can help with UK wildlife conservation at home

From wildlife gardening at home, to connecting with Cumbria Wildlife Trust, there's so much you can do to make an impact to help UK wildlife in your local area.

There's tonnes of handy advice via the links below on how you can help UK wildlife.
 

Ways you can help with wildlife conservation

I want to help hedgehogs in my garden

Advice on how to help hedgehogs and make your garden or other green space hedgehog friendly.

Download a FREE Help a Hedgehog guide (16 page PDF leaflet)

I want to help garden birds

Advice on how to encourage birds to visit your garden regularly.

I want to help wild bees

Download a FREE guide on how to help wild bees (PDF) for advice, insights and inspiration to create wildlife-friendly habitats in your garden or green space that support wild bees and other pollinators.

I want to make my garden wildlife friendly

I want to help red squirrels

I want to help marine wildlife

Visit The Wildlife Trust's Living Seas North West website for everything you need to know about how to help marine wildlife in the Irish sea and around Cumbria's coastline.

image of a Bee drinking sugar energy syrup from a spoon
How to help wildlife

Get creative

Simple actions you can take that will make a difference for wildlife near you. 

Things to do that help wildlife