conservation links

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Local Councils
Local Organisations

Local Conservation Groups

National Organisations
Wildlife & Biodiversity
Water

Education

Sustainability

Climate and meteorology
Government Sites

World-wide Volunteer Sites
International Sites

Local Councils

Wokingham District council Their website, contains local countryside information 
Reading Borough Council Website containing lots of  information on recycling
West Berkshire Council
Comprehensive website detailing all their services
Bracknell Forest Council
Local events, projects and department details

Local Organisations

UK Local Government On-Line Information for people in local government
Berks, Bucks, Oxon Naturalists Trust
Local website for the Wildlife Trust, shows info on their reserves and community work
Reading and District Natural History Society The Society was founded way back in 1881 to encourage the study of natural history in the Reading area
The Woodland Trust Information on their work,  funding details for community projects, and woodlands of interest in the counties
The Environment Agency
of England and Wales, find out what environmental schemes are happening in your area.
The Ridgeway Britain's oldest road, that passes through Berkshire. 137 km long, much of it following the ancient chalk ridge route used by prehistoric man.
The Thames Path The Thames Path follows England's best known river for 294 km. On its way the Path passes peaceful water meadows rich in wildlife, historic towns and many lovely villages, including those in Berkshire.
South East National Trails An index of trails across the South East of England, with maps, guides and contacts.

Local Conservation Groups

Greenham and Crookham Conservation Volunteers
Binfield Badger Group
Berkshire Conservation Volunteers
Basingstoke Conservation Volunteers
The Green Gym

Windsor & Maidenhead Conservation Volunteers

Reading National Trust Volunteers

Red Kites in the Chilterns

National Organisations

British Butterfly Conservation website
Bat conservation trust Comprehensive information on British Bats
British Trust for Ornithology Website with lots of bird facts, including recent National members survey results
BBC Online - Nature Learn about all types of animals, also environmental events and surveys happening around the country.
RSPB homepage & image library All about birds!
Birdguides.com Extensive bird image library, containing video clips, and search engine for bird images
The British Trust for Conservation Volunteers UK organisation with field offices in each county, discover how you can get involved in midweek or weekend conservation projects around the country or in your local area.
English Nature Government site for the protection and conservation of Nature through legislation and practical work
The Department of Environment, transport and regions Extensive site with latest information on Biodiversity action plans, and environmental policies
The Royal Society for Nature Conservation Website covering everything to do with RSNC's aims and strategies with UK Nature
Envirosearch Comprehensive sites with many links, covering regulations, databases.
National Library for the Environment US site with lots of information and links to other useful sources. Well worth exploring
The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Environment The environmental section of the WWW Virtual Library
EnviroLink Very useful site, US based as regards links to other organisations. Features Daily Environment News, Reuters
Friends of the Earth
A major environmental campaigning pressure group, based in the UK.
World Conservation Monitoring Centre provides information services on conservation and sustainable use of the world's living resources. And helps others to develop information systems of their own.
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Working to save wetlands for wildlife and people, WWT specialises in ducks, geese and swans. The organisation runs centres where the public can see wild and captive birds.
The Natural History Museum
One of the world's major natural history museums, an important research centre and host of web sites catering for many different biological groups.

Wildlife & Biodiversity

European Centre for Nature Conservation Includes access to a virtual library, information on databases
World Wide Fund for Nature information for children and teachers, with fact sheets.
The Tree of Life Home Page Excellent site for biological information about many different organisms. Well referenced and illustrated.
The Real Cider community Contains a extensive information about orchards in the UK, and lists cider producers, pubs and much more information for everyone with an interest in tradional farmhouse cider.
Forestworld Contains a directory of thousands of forest related sites and information about wood
plants for a future is a resource centre for rare and unusual plants, particularly those which have edible, medicinal or other uses.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Forest Stewardship Council Learn about the FSC's schemes around the UK.

Education

OXFAM coolplanet site - environmental issues and classroom activities suitable for kids
Wherecanwego.com - is a way public events can be promoted

Sustainability

Kids Helping the Environment - Thanks to Mrs McVey's 5th Graders!
Action towards local sustainability Mainly aimed at local authority staff in the UK. Useful case studies
plant a tree save the planet.com This project aims to promote 'carbon neutral' lifestyles among the business industry, schools and other organisations.
Local Agenda 21 UK Web site from the Local Government Management Board. With discussion forums on LA21 issues.

Climate and meteorology

Tiempo Climate CyberLibrary Excellent gateway to climate information from the University of East Anglia
The Met.Office Home Page from Bracknell, Berkshire.
Environmental Change Network Includes information about climate change indicators for the U.K.

Water

Southern Water Includes information on water quality in the South of England
Water Environment Web Web site of the Water Environment Foundation, a not-for profit technical and educational organization working to preserve and enhance the global water environment.
Water Research Centre Site of a UK company dealing with a range of issues affecting water supply

Government sites

United Kingdom government site Most ministries and departments can be accessed from here.
UK Parliament site Contains information on current bills and legislation
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
Environment Agency State of the Environment Report and much other information
Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) Information and data on Scotland's environment, pollution prevention, regulation and other environmental initiatives

Worldwide Volunteers Sites

Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers (ATCV)
Appalachian Mountain Club
Conservation Volunteers Alliance An alliance of volunteering organisations from 15 different countries. 
Ecovolunteer Program

Federation of Ontario Naturalists

International Links

BP Conservation Find out what BP are doing for conservation around the world
Postcode Plants Database
Environmental Contact Online UK
Environmental Training Organisation
Earth watch International conservation research, including 'virtual expeditions'
World Resources Institute
Information about their work and links to other sites
Green peace International
Campaigning site.European Environment Agency
Worldwide Fund for Nature
Website with plenty of environmental information including fact sheets on a range of wildlife and conservation issues
Raleigh International
Discover the places and projects this youth development charity
National Ocean Service
Environmental Defense Fund Useful site of U.S organisation
United Nations - Sustainable Development Web Site
The United Nations Environment Programme Working Group on Sustainable Product Development
The Progressive Directory Good site for an international perspective. Covers EcoNet, PeaceNet, and other aspects

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