Wild Oxfordshire is an independent charity, committed to building partnerships for nature. We bring together more than 50 organisations, including local government, statutory bodies, farming organisations, conservation NGOs and local communities, with common aspirations for a better future for Oxfordshire’s wildlife.
Dr Robin Buxton, an ecologist and passionate advocate of biodiversity, set up the Oxfordshire Nature Conservation Forum to draw together the many interests that touch Oxfordshire’s wildlife and landscape. He was backed by the Oxfordshire County Council, and English Nature. As an innovative and independent network, the Oxfordshire Nature Conservation Forum was the first of its kind in the UK. This vibrant but informal partnership has grown and achieved full charitable status in 2000. In 2014 the Forum was re-named Wild Oxfordshire.
Our work involves sharing information and good practice through conferences, newsletters and email bulletins, influencing decision makers and helping to initiate and drive forward new projects. We have focused on areas where our conservation expertise can make a difference such as in community conservation and strategic biodiversity work. We are continually exploringe new partnerships to broaden the diversity of community engagement and support the natural heritage of Oxfordshire.