National TrustThe largest British conservation organisation, founded in 1895. Its purpose is the acquisition of areas of land and buildings which are of historical, architectural or scientific interest. Among the Trust's many nature reserve holdings are some of outstanding ornithological importance, such as the two north Norfolk reserves of Scolt Head Island and Blakeney Point. The Trust's headquarters are in London. There is a separate National Trust for Scotland, based in Edinburgh.
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