We are a national charity committed to conserving amphibians and reptiles and saving the disappearing habitats on which they depend. Our work covers key areas to help secure long-term benefits for the species, including: taking a lead role on species action plans, understanding the ecology of amphibians and reptiles, as well as the threats facing the species, and identifying solutions. We manage over 80 reserves in Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, Cumbria and Norfolk, selected and managed for their important reptile or amphibian populations. We also advise other land managers about species and management, as well as producing targeted advice. Other key work areas include working with others to improve our understanding of the distribution and status of herpetofauna. We do this through a number of schemes and initiatives including the National Amphibian and Reptile Recording Scheme (NARRS), Record Pool and Living Record.
The Bat Conservation Trust supports over 100 local bat groups and 5000 members and works with volunteers, scientists, industry and government both locally and nationally on a range of projects. To achieve our vision of a world where bats and people thrive together in harmony our work focuses on discovering more about bats and how they use the landscape, taking action to protect bats and enhance the landscapes on which they rely and inspiring people about bats and their environment, engaging them in their conservation.
Buglife is the only organisation in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates, and we are passionately committed to saving Britain’s rarest little animals, everything from bees to beetles, and spiders to snails.
Bumblebees are an important and cherished component of our biodiversity and provide a vital ecosystem service. Several species are threatened with national extinction. The Bumblebee Conservation Trust aims to ensure that all bumblebees have a long-term future in the UK. We will achieve this through the protection, creation and restoration of much needed flower-rich habitats and by raising awareness and increasing understanding and appreciation of bumblebees. In our vision, our communities and countryside will be rich in bumblebees and colourful wildflowers, supporting a diversity of wildlife and habitats for everyone to enjoy.
Butterfly Conservation is the largest charity of its type in the world. Our aim is the conservation of butterflies, moths and their habitats. We run conservation programmes for more than 100 threatened species and manage over 30 nature reserves.
This website and the development of the first arable toolkit for England was supported by the EU LIFE+ Programme. LIFE is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental and nature conservation projects throughout the EU.
The Freshwater Habitats Trust is an evidence-based conservation charity, working throughout England and Wales, with a strong science grounding and we target our work where evidence suggests it will be most effective. Whilst ponds are extraordinarily important habitats for freshwater biodiversity, we are concerned with all freshwaters including those that are small and undervalued like headwater streams, ponds, flushes, and ditches. We are working in partnership with people, communities and organisations to get the best results for freshwater wildlife and to ensure freshwaters are better valued by increasing people’s enjoyment, knowledge and experience of them.
Plantlife is the charity that is speaking up for the nation’s wild plants. Wild flowers, plants and fungi play a fundamental role for wildlife and their colour and character light up our landscapes. But without our help, this priceless natural heritage is in danger of being lost. From the open spaces of our nature reserves to the corridors of government, Plantlife is here to raise their profile, to celebrate their beauty and to protect their future. We lead pioneering conservation partnership projects to save threatened plants and landscapes; are the international lead for Target 5 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation; publish influential reports, own nature reserves across Britain – from hay meadows to limestone pavement and peat bog – and work with thousands of children and families helping them feel confident accessing and enjoying their local nature.
The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns and countryside will teem with life. We also play a leading role in a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations. Our network of farmland advisors provide free expert advice about farmland bird conservation. The Farm Wildlife website features a host of our case studies, advice and information about the conservation of farmland birds and healthy habitats.
The Wildlife Trusts are a federation of 47 individual charities, protecting, championing and taking action for wildlife and wild places at land and at sea. We cover the UK, Alderney and the Isle of Man and manage over 2,300 nature reserves for the benefit of wildlife and people. We have over 800,000 members, work with over 43,000 volunteers to carry out conservation, and work with many more individuals and businesses to manage land for wildlife. We inspire over 300,000 children through our education work with schools and clubs, and through our 150,000 junior members. We manage over 90,000 hectares of land and own 22 active farms which we manage positively for wildlife.