Wildlife World, the European leaders in wildlife products, has just established an agreement with the National Trust to design and supply a complete range of wildlife habitat products under their name.
The designs for the new product range have been in development for several months. Under the agreement the National Trust will sell the products at their own properties situated all over the UK and Wildlife World will also sell the same products through the trade to the consumer.
Talks with the National Trust started in the spring of last year and the habitat range has been developed to cover most of the birds, animals and species which occur at National Trust properties.
The National Trust is Britain's largest conservation charity, looking after over 200 gardens and parks and 76 nature reserves, as well as 300 historic buildings, 250,000 hectares of countryside and 775 miles of coastline. Working with the National Trust was a natural choice for Wildlife World, with their shared focus on wildlife conservation. All of the new products are designed and tested in Wildlife World’s own workshop in England, are from FSC wood and use recycled materials wherever possible, values important to the National Trust too.
The contemporary National Trust range is inspired by Stourhead's 1,060-hectare countryside estate, home to a variety of wildlife including the tree sparrow and 11 out of 18 UK species of bat. The rustic range is inspired by the National Trust's oldest nature reserve, Wicken Fen, home to over 9,000 recorded species including many rare birds, butterflies and dragonflies.
At least £15,000 will be given to the National Trust through the sale of these products.
Wildlife World Managing Director Norman Sellers is delighted with their new partnership with the National Trust commenting, “These new wildlife products, which we are making especially for the National Trust and under their brand, fit well with the National Trust ethos. All the products are natural, of British design, and environmentally responsible made from FSC certified timber using non-toxic water based stains and sealants. Like the National Trust, at Wildlife World we are strongly committed to conservation and these special habitats with further support and encourage the wildlife population.”
The new National Trust wildlife range is a full range of wildlife habitats and food tables developed by Wildlife World and in total will comprise some twelve different products. Taking its inspiration from the National Trust properties at Stourhead in Dorset and Wicken Fen in East Anglia, the range covers most species including hedgehogs, wild birds, bats, bees, butterflies and other insects and small mammals.
Based in the Cotswolds, Wildlife World is passionate about both the development and the manufacture of its products and it continually tests its products both at its Tetbury base and its 25 acre farm in Devon and products are manufactured at its workshops in Tetbury and also at FSC certified suppliers with materials from sustainable sources.