Coast & waterways
Sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental education & information, environmental management, safety etc.
British Marine Life Study Society
Exploring & researching the marine life of the seas surrounding the British Isles. Extensive rockpooling section and section for younger people.
Canal & River Trust
Charity entrusted with the care of 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales. Duck Guide for families, extensive document library and Explorers section for free games & learning resources.
Freshwater Habitats Trust
Protecting freshwater life for everyone to enjoy, through conservation & research – ponds, streams, lakes etc. Includes volunteer surveys PondNet.
Marine Conservation Society
The UK charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife. Good fish guide, beach cleans, campaigns & Cool Seas Explorers education project.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
The UK’s Centre of Excellence for integrated research in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere. Part of the Natural Environment Research Council.
WWT Wildfowl & Wetland Trust
Conservation charity that protects, repairs and creates wetlands for people and wildlife, with 9 centres across the UK.