Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland
Protecting and enhancing Scotland’s rural landscapes for future generations.
Campaign to Protect Rural England CPRE
Campaigning for a beautiful and living countryside that everyone can value and enjoy.
Promoting positive environmental action through innovative projects. Tool Shed garden tool scheme recycles & donates tools to schools.
Countryside Management Association CMA
Supporting conservation professionals in the natural greenspace and countryside sector throughout England and Wales.
ECOS Challenging Conservation
Huge archive (dating back 40 years) of articles & open access journal on UK nature conservation. Produced by BANC British Association of Nature Conservationists
FIT Fields in Trust
Defending access to free, local outdoor space for sport, play and recreation. Information about how to protect parks and green spaces. Annual Field Day encourages you to #LoveYourLocalPark.
Natural history section of National Museums NI, with extensive info on “plant life, animal life, minerals, rocks & fossils.” and CEDAR Centre for Environmental Data and Recording.
International Ranger Federation IRF
Raising awareness of and supporting the critical work that the world’s park rangers do in conserving our natural and cultural heritage.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Widely recognised as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species.
John Muir Trust
“Dedicated to restoring, protecting and defending wild places.” Offers the John Muir environmental award scheme, encouraging people to connect with, enjoy, and care for wild places.
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
“Protects the outdoors by teaching & inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly.” Creators of the Leave No Trace Seven Principles, ‘guidance to enjoy our natural world in a sustainable way that avoids human-created impacts.’ US.
Lobbies for legislation & actions to protect & preserve the moors & habitats of some of our most precious wildlife. Members are responsible for over a million acres of moorlands in England & Wales.
‘We’re a UK conservation charity, protecting historic places and green spaces, and opening them up for ever, for everyone.’
National Trust for Scotland
‘For the preservation and conservation of natural and human heritage that is significant to Scotland and the world.’
A voluntary-run online resource for practical nature conservation and countryside management, from those in the know.
The Nature Conservancy
International US-based agency for lobbying, researching & practical conservation projects: ‘protecting nature, conserving life.’
Gives teachers, students and families everything they need to start exploring and understanding nature around the globe, including teaching resources. A Nature Conservancy programme.
Offwell Woodland & Wildlife Trust Learning Resources
Over 1000 pages on habitat restoration, ecological surveys and educational and scientific material.
RESCUE: the British Archaeological Trust
Dedicated to supporting archaeology and the historic environment in Britain and abroad.
Scottish Wild Land Group
SWLG was established in 1982 to protect and conserve wild land in Scotland, and has campaigned on a wide range of issues.
“We work to protect and develop access to the Scottish countryside for all and are home to the Heritage Paths Project.”
‘…champions tribal peoples around the world. We help them defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures.’
TCV The Conservation Volunteers
Looking after the environment, both through its own green projects and by supporting local people to volunteer.
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre: helping decision makers learn about the value of biodiversity.
Sharing a common belief in the irreplaceable value of wilderness and the ancient link between humanity and nature: and how by visiting unspoiled places this connection is rekindled.