Manifesto for Chilterns Wildlife

Our Chilterns wildlife needs us, and it needs you more than ever

The Manifesto for Chilterns Wildlife is our commitment to restore, enhance and protect Chilterns wildlife, but we need your help to bring nature back into our lives by:

  • Creating more space for nature
  • Making the places we live and work wildlife friendly
  • Ensuring that children grow up with wild green spaces to explore
  • Restoring the network of wildlife habitats that the Chilterns is known for
  • Creating a landscape that is resilient to the development pressures it faces
  • Promoting nature as a vital life-support system.

The Chilterns is one of the most beautiful and distinctive landscapes in the UK. It has a dramatic chalk escarpment, nationally important chalk grassland, ancient wooded valleys and globally scarce chalk streams, all interconnect across the landscape to support a diverse and unique range of flora and fauna.

How you can help

A brimstone butterfly about to land on a flower

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Become a member

Chiltern Society membership is a very simple way to do something practical to help protect and maintain the Chilterns’ landscape and way of life.


Make a donation

As a charity, we don’t receive any state grant or subsidy for our work. Please help us care for the Chilterns by making a donation here.



Get involved with caring for the Chilterns and meet new friends along the way. Choose from a wide variety of fascinating volunteering opportunites.

How do we make a difference to the Chilterns?

Chiltern Society Bottom Wood is an ancient woodland dating back to before 1600 and is home to more than 700 different species of plants and animals