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Wild New Forest

Experiences by Wild New Forest

About Wild New Forest

Wild New Forest was established in 2016 by Marcus Ward and Russell Wynn with the primary aim of supporting wildlife conservation action in the New Forest National Park, through field-based recording, survey and photography of the local fauna. A secondary aim was to responsibly share information about New Forest wildlife, in order to assist and inspire others to discover and protect this special place. To date, we have co-ordinated major research programmes on endangered species such as Curlew, Hawfinch and Pine Marten, working with and providing vital data to management bodies such as Forestry England, and contributing to national initiatives, e.g. the lowland England Curlew Forum. We have raised awareness of the special qualities of the New Forest and the iconic wild animals found within it, including features on Curlew on BBC Countryfile and Pine Marten on BBC Inside Out, as well as conservation issues and threats to local wildlife using our contacts in local and regional media. We also provide regular talks and field trips, operate popular WNF Facebook and Twitter pages, and deliver an annual Young Persons Wildlife Camp sponsored by the Cameron Bespolka Trust. ​ Wild New Forest was incorporated as a Community Interest Company (CIC) in 2020 to ensure continuity of existing survey and monitoring activities and to enable a wider portfolio of wildlife consultancy, public engagement and educational activities to be introduced. Marcus and Russ are Directors of the new CIC, and chose a 'not-for-profit' business model to ensure that environmental and public benefit are at the heart of all WNF activities. Recent developments include provision of guided wildlife walks and cycle tours, and a range of community benefit activities.

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Flexible Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the activity is scheduled to start.