Links to some national organisations whose focus is ecology

A Focus On Nature

Iinks to a document produced by young champions of nature, looking to improved stewardship of, and education focused on, the natural world.                                           

A Rocha                                                                                        arocha.org.uk    
Christian charity working or the protection & restoration of the natural world.

Amphibian & Reptile Conservation (ARC)                                             arc-trust.org

Group 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.

Bradford 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 West Yorkshire. 

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 liverworts. 

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

Buglife                                                                                          buglife.org.uk

Bumblebee Conservation Trust                                     bumblebeeconservation.org 

Butterfly Conservation                                                  butterfly-conservation.org 

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)                                                    ceh.ac.uk 

research 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 
ecologists 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. 

Earthwatch                                                                             eu.earthwatch.org 

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 practical action, 
lobbying, research and advice. 

Friends of the Earth                                                                             foe.co.uk  
Froglife                                                                                            froglife.org 

Mission Statement:  Froglife strives to make practical 
differences with our education and conservation teams 
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 

 iSpot                                                                                         ispotnature.org

free to join online community helping to 
identify wildlife and share nature. 
Post your wildlife picture to one of the groups, together
with some  habitat data.Receive and evaluate the suggested i.d.
Can be very quick - an i.d. instantly
but the site is  slower to identify the more difficult species

Mammal Society                                                                              mammal.org. 

organisation involved in the study and conservation of all British mammals - from dormice to dolphins, and bats to badgers. 

National Biodiversity 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 information 

National Trust                                                                       nationaltrust.org.uk  

Natural History Museum                                                                       nhm.ac.uk  

Plantlife                                                                                     plantlife.org.uk

PREDICTS                                                                                     predicts.org.uk 

Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems- 

project aiming to investigate how local biodiversity typically responds to human pressures such as land-use change, pollution, invasive species & infrastructure, & ultimately imove our ability to predict future biodiversity changes 

Rothamsted Research                                                                rothamsted.ac.uk          
aims to deliver knowledge & new practices to increase crop productivity &quality& to develop environmentally sustainable solutions for food and energy production. 

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 mustelids). 

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 


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