UK Information

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation: View

A national wildlife charity committed to conserving amphibians and reptiles and saving the disappearing habitats on which they depend.

Ancient Tree Forum: View

The Ancient Tree Forum raises awareness of the value of old trees, lobbies for their protection, records their locations, provides advice on their management, trains those who look after them, and provides opportunities for people to enjoy them.

Atlas of British and Irish Flora: View

Enter either a botanical name or a common name and click the Find button. Alternatively, browse the plant list. Get details, usually with a photo as well as mapped distribution.

Bat Conservation Trust: View

The Trust works to monitor and conserve bats in the UK. Lots of information about bats and what to do if you find one.

Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland: View

BSBI works to advance the study and understanding of our wild plants and support their conservation

British Entomological and Natural History Society: View

Now based on our doorstep at Dinton Pastures - they run some ID workshops for beginners.

The British Plant Gall Society: View

BPGS encourages and co-ordinates the study of plant galls, with particular reference to the British Isles. A gall is an abnormal growth produced by a plant or other host under the influence of another organism, typically fungi (particularly rusts and smuts) or invertebrates. Some well-known types of gall are Oak-apples, Robin's Pincushions and Witches' Brooms.

British Hedgehog Preservation Society: View

Dedicated to supporting our declining spiny gardeners' friends.

British Trust for Ornithology: View

The BTO is an independent charitable research institute combining professional and citizen science aimed at using evidence of change in wildlife populations, particularly birds, to inform the public, opinion-formers and environmental policy- and decision-makers.

Butterfly Conservation: View

Take practical action to conserve threatened butterflies and moths. Site includes tools to identify butterflies and day flying moths with some excellent photographs.

Freshwater Habitats Trust: View

Their aims are that all threatened freshwater plants and animals have recovered and developed sustainable populations; that the UK has a functioning network of freshwater habitats and that people value freshwater habitats and their wildlife.

Garden Wildlife Health: View

This project aims to monitor the health of, and identify disease threats to, British wildlife. The particular focus is on garden birds, amphibians, reptiles and hedgehogs. For this they need the help of the public to submit reports of sick or dead wildlife and to submit samples for analysis. It is a collaborative project between the Zoological Society of London, the British Trust for Ornithology, Froglife and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

GB Non-Native Species: View

Government website including information on controlling and ID sheets for non-native species

Interactive Map of the UK: View

The MAGIC website provides authoritative geographic information about the natural environment from across government. Use search for layers in tool bar at top or select Habitats and Species on LHS to choose options to show areas of habitat interest around selected location.

LWEC - Climate change impacts report cards: View

LWEC's climate change impacts report cards present the latest evidence on how climate change is affecting different aspects of our environment, economy and society. They are designed for decision-makers at any level, but in particular for use by policy advisors, ministers and local authorities.

Mammal Society: View

Advocates science-led mammal conservation, supports a network of experts and enthusiasts all working to survey, monitor, research and conserve mammals, learn more about them and secure their future in the British Isles & Ireland.

Map of Veteran and Ancient Trees: View

Woodland Trust interactive map showing recorded ancient and veteran trees across the UK. If you know of or find one not on there please notify them.

National Biodiversity Network's Atlas: View

Use it to explore UK biodiversity data, as contributed by participating data providers (including TVERC)

OPAL - Open Air Laboratories (OPAL): View

A UK-wide citizen science network. OPAL encourages us to explore our environment and learn more about the nature right on our doorstep. Help UK scientists with exciting research. Lots of resources for identification and surveys.

People's Trust for Endangered Species: View

Their work is varied and extensive ranging from direct support for conservationists to involving the public and volunteers in practical action to help specific species and habitats with a special focus on British mammals.

Plantlife: View

They work to raise the profile, celebrate the beauty, and to protect the future of our wild flowers, plants and fungi .

UK Environment Plan: View

'A Green Future' published in 2018 . The government's 25 Year Plan to improve the Environment, sets out what we will do to improve the environment, within a generation.