Association of Local Government Ecologists
Represents professional ecologists working in UK local government conservation and biodiversity programmes; with a list of members, publications and resources, events, and contacts.
Avon Invasive Weed Forum - AIWF
Brings together organisations and community groups in the region to combat the spread of invasive non-native weeds; includes information and distribution maps for Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hogweed, and Himalayan Balsam,and brief details of other species.
Biodiversity Action Reporting System
Details national, local and company Biodiversity Action Plans (BAPs) and the Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans of all four countries of the UK. Includes targets, threat analysis and news.
The Scottish Biodiversity Forum provides newsletters, with information on the Scottish Government's strategic plans and details of how individuals and organisations can get involved.
Biological Records Centre (BRC)
Established to collate recording of all terrestrial and freshwater species in the UK (other than birds). Provides a listing of schemes, and a guide to their extensive resources of databases, distribution maps, publications, and research.
BRISC - Biological Recording in Scotland
Promotes gathering wildlife data to increase public awareness about biodiversity in Scotland and support conservation; with details of projects and conference, and how to get involved.
Conservation Issues UK
An online news and information portal for conservation enthusiasts who are dedicated to preserving Britain's natural landscape and threatened wildlife heritage.
The Cornwall Knotweed Forum
Formed to co-ordinate policy on the control of Japanese knotweed in the county; also maintains a library of resources and specialist information about identification and control of this invasive weed.
Provides regular scientific evidence about the state of the countryside, to identify change, help form policy and influence countryside management; describes their programme, with details of publications, including a land cover map.
The English Hedgerow Trust
Works to redress the destruction of hedgerows in the British countryside, and to restore an important biodiverse niche; provides details of their projects, a good practice guide, volunteer opportunities, and contacts.
Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
Researches and develops game and wildlife management techniques to improve the biodiversity of the countryside. Includes education and advice sections, policies, newsletters, and details of their services.
GB Non-native Species Secretariat
Reviews invasive non-native species policy throughout Great Britain; includes identification sheets, risk assessments, and advice and guidance resources.
Invasive Species Ireland
Aims to reduce biodiversity loss due to the impact of invasive species in the island of Ireland; includes information about established and potential threats, their programmes of action and research, and how to get involved.
Offers a biological recording and mapping software package; includes details of registration and support, with links to users.
National Biodiversity Network
A national network for the exchange of biodiversity data throughout United Kingdom; maintains an extensive range of data about species and habitats, and guidance on using the resource.
National Federation for Biological Recording
A membership network for practitioners involved in biological recording; provides news, events, advice on software, and a contact database for Local Records Centres nationwide.
Open Air Laboratories (OPAL)
A five year project and network working to inspire people to explore, enjoy and protect their local environment. Includes a guide to activities and events, national surveys to participate in, and online identification guides for plants, organisms, and wildlife.
People's Trust for Endangered Species
A conservation charity created to preserve a future for endangered species; describes their programmes for dormice, various beetles, and orchards, with news, publication details, and how to get involved.
The local Biological Records Centre serving Cheshire, Halton, Warrington and Wirral; includes a guide to getting involved in wildlife recording, a collection of identification resources and records, and details of their support for education.
TWIC - The Wildlife Information Centre
The biological records centre for the Lothians and the Scottish Borders that collects, collates and disseminates information about the wildlife in the area; with a guide to getting involved, news, and contacts.
The UK Biodiversity Action Plan
Published in 1994, and was the UK Government’s response to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which the UK signed up to in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro.
UK Biodiversity Portal
Information about the Centre for UK biodiversity, forums, identification, and a biodiversity portal.
Wales Biodiversity Partnership
Features news, details of current biodiversity issues in Wales and information on how the public can get involved in recording data.
West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre
Provides mapping and information on plant and animal species in West Wales, together with details of current projects of particular interest, including red squirrels, dolphins, kestrels and water voles.
WildCRU - Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
A conservation research unit established in the University of Oxford to conduct empirical research into biodiversity; provides a guide to current and past projects, postgraduate courses and research opportunities, and contacts.