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The Trust’s Environmental Programme is informed by an over-arching interest in the effects of climate change, combined with a long-term commitment to its partner charities: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust.

The Trust has been a strong supporter of UK Wildlife Trusts since 2004. In 2012 Peter De Haan, Chair of PDHCT, was awarded The Rothschild Medal by the UK Wildlife Trusts, in recognition of his ‘outstanding contribution’ to nature conservation in the UK. Read more about the award here.

In 2015, the Trust announced a new Environmental Grants Scheme allocating a further £1 million to grant aid environmental programmes. Click here to view the grant guidelines. To read more about the six projects that were awarded the grants, click here.


Supporting conservation in the UK

The Trust is proud to work with several respected organisations around the UK, and to support them on their mission to conserve and restore our national landscape. Read more.


Promoting awareness

PDHCT is also proud to have supported the tremendously creative environmental advocacy work of The National Youth Theatre in partnership with arts charity IdeasTap. Read more.


Peatland Programme

The IUCN UK Peatland Programme exists to promote peatland restoration in the UK and advocates the multiple benefits of peatlands through partnerships, strong science, sound policy and effective practice. Read more.