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Established in October 2018, Wildlife Friendly Otley is a small charity working hard with the people, businesses and schools of Otley and other local nature and environmental groups to make Otley the first 'wildlife friendly town' in the UK.

Public interest in nature is high but British wildlife has declined by more than half in the last 40-50 years and is under continuous threat.

By declaring Otley as the first wildlife friendly town, we can set an example of how towns can be rich in nature and wildlife; whilst giving nature a helping hand and making Otley an even more attractive place to live, work and visit.

Wildlife Friendly Otley is now a charity registered with the Charities Commission and our objects are:

  • To promote for the benefit of the public the conservation of the wildlife and wildlife habitats and protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment of Otley and the surrounding area.

  • To advance the education and appreciation of the public regarding the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment,

What we do


Encourage individuals, families, schools and local organisations to become more wildlife friendly.


Celebrate and raise awareness of Otley's rich natural environment and the need to protect it.


Promote Otley as the first wildlife friendly town.


Increase participation in local wildlife organisations. 


Campaign for more measures to protect and enhance wildlife and habitats in and around town.



Meet our Trustees

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