The Scottish Wildlife Trust is pleased to announce that it has been nominated for SCVO’s prestigious Charity of the Year award, which is timely as 2014 marks the charity’s 50th Anniversary.
The Trust was formally incorporated in Edinburgh on 16 April 1964 thanks to the efforts of Sir Charles Connell and a small group of conservation pioneers, and has now grown to well over 35,000 members, helping us look after 120 wildlife reserves throughout Scotland.
With the help of around 100 members of staff and over 1,000 volunteers, the Trust has achieved a huge amount over the past 12 months, including a successful campaign to ban three pesticides harmful to bees; the conclusion of the groundbreaking Scottish Beaver Trial in Knapdale; organising a global conference on the rapidly emerging topic of natural capital; and leading one of Europe’s largest landscape regeneration projects – the Coigach – Assynt Living Landscape.
With a number of big events planned to mark our 50th Anniversary, 2014 promises to be a year to remember, and winning the Scottish Charity of the Year award would be the perfect way to celebrate.
If you value the work of the Scottish Wildlife Trust, please take a moment to vote for us as Charity of the Year. The closing date for voting is 5pm on Friday 9 May.