Links to some national organisations whose focus is ecology
A Focus On Nature afocusonnature.org
to a document produced by young champions
of nature, looking to improved
stewardship of, and education focused on, the
A Rocha arocha.org.uk
Christian charity working for the
protection & restoration of the natural world.
Amphibian & Reptile Conservation (ARC) arc-trust.org
which, amongst other activities, owns, leases or formally manages over
80 nature reserves covering more than 1500 ha (3800 acres) land
Association of Local Environmental
Records Centres alerc.org.uk
Local Environmental Records Centres (LERCs) are not-for-profit organisations
that collect, collate and manage information on the natural environment
for a defined geographic area,ALERC
is their national organisation.
records are kept at West Yorkshire Ecological Record (WYER)
The WYER is a publically accessible database of biodiversity containing information
on all designated nature conservation sites and habitat networks within
Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) bats.org.uk
Biological Records Centre (BRC) brc.ac.uk
established in 1964, is a national focus in the
UK for terrestrial and freshwater species recording. Works with
voluntary recording community, principally through support of
national recording schemes and societies.
Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland bsbi.org
British Bryological Society (BBS) britishbryologicalsociety.org.uk
exists to promote the study of mosses and
British Dragonfly Society (BDS) dragonflies.org.uk
British Lichen Society britishlichensociety.org.uk
British Pteridological Society (BPS) ebps.org.uk
society for fern enthusiasts, founded 1891
British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) bto.org
Bumblebee Conservation Trust bumblebeeconservation.org
Butterfly Conservation butterfly-conservation.org
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) ceh.ac.uk
organisation focusing on land and freshwater ecosystems and
their interaction with the atmosphere.
Chartered Institute of Ecology &
Environmental Management cieem.net
the leading professional membership body
representing & supporting
and environmental managersin the UK, Ireland and abroad.
Conchological Society of Great Britain
and Ireland conchsoc.org
founded in 1876, society devoted to the study,
recording and conservation of molluscs.
engages people worldwide in scientific field research
and educationto promote the understanding and action
necessary for a sustainable environment.
Freshwater Habitats Trust freshwaterhabitats.org.uk
works to create and protect ponds through
lobbying, research and advice.
Friends of the Earth foe.co.uk
Statement: Froglife strives to make
differences with our education and
working on-the-ground to restore and create vital amphibian and
reptile habitats. Together
we are encouraging as many people as possible,
from all walks of life, toget
involved in wildlife conservation.
Fungus Conservation Trust abfg.org
free to join online community helping to
identify wildlife and share nature.
Post your wildlife picture to one of the
with some habitat data.Receive and evaluate the suggested i.d.
Can be very quick - an i.d. instantly
the site is slower to identify the more difficult
Mammal Society mammal.org.
organisation involved in the study and conservation of all British
mammals - from dormice to dolphins,
and bats to badgers.
Network (NBN) data.nbn.org.uk
Established in year 2000 - champions the sharing of biological
data. The UK’s largest partnership for nature, with over 150 member
groups and more than 127 million wildlife records.
National Forum for
Biological Recording nfbr.org.uk
promotes and influences the development of
biological recording and the use, management and dissemination of biodiversity
National Trust nationaltrust.org.uk
Natural History Museum nhm.ac.uk
Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems-
project aiming to investigate how local biodiversity typically responds to
such as land-use change, pollution, invasive species & infrastructure, &
ultimately imove our ability to predict future biodiversity changes
Rothamsted Research rothamsted.ac.uk
to deliver knowledge & new practices to increase crop productivity
to develop environmentally sustainable solutions for food and energy
Vincent Wildlife Trust vwt.org.uk
wildlife conservation organisation - work is
focused on British and Irish mammals and currently centres
on the bats and members of the weasel family (the
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust wwt.org.uk
a conservation charity that saves wetlands
Wildlife Trusts wildlifetrusts.org
47 individual Wildlife Trusts cover the UK, the
Isle of Man
& Alderney. Together, The Wildlife Trusts are the UK’s
largest environmental organisation .
Woodland Trust woodlandtrust.org.uk