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Clubs, groups and organisations concerned with nature conservation in the UK

The Conservation Volunteers
Description: The largest organisation in the United Kingdom promoting practical conservation work by volunteers. Each year they help thousands of volunteers take hands-on action to improve rural and urban environment.

Description: For 65 years the Council for the Protection of Rural England has campaigned for woodland and hedgerow protection, Green Belts, National Parks and firm planning laws which benefit country and city dwellers. Address: 25 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1 0PP. Tel: +44 (0) 20 7976 6433.

English Heritage
Description: Aims to increase the understanding of the past, conserve and enhance the historic environment, and broaden access and appreciation of the heritage.

Greenpeace International
Description: An independent, campaigning organisation which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace's goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity.

International Fund for Animal Welfare
Description: IFAW's mission is to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals throughout the world by reducing commercial exploitation, protecting wildlife habitats, and assisting animals in distress. Address: 87-90 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7UD, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 20 7587 6700.

The Lincolnshire Naturalists' Union
Description: The LNU is the only amateur Natural History Society covering the whole of Lincolnshire. Members study, record, hold meetings, supply information, publish books, exhibit, discuss and learn.

National Trust
Description: A registered charity originally founded in 1895 to preserve places of historic interest and natural beauty. It now owns and protects more than 612,000 acres of the most beautiful countryside in the UK, and more than 600 miles of outstanding coast for people to enjoy.

National Trust for Scotland
Description: Established in 1931 to protect architectural, scenic and historic features, including large areas of Scottish countryside.

British Naturalists' Association
Description: One of this country's oldest natural history organisations, founded in 1905, the association organises study days, field weeks and weekends, lectures and exhibitions.

Netherfield Wildlife Group
Description: A group created to monitor and promote the Netherfield Lagoons Local Nature Reserve in Nottinghamshire as a wildlife refuge. A range of events and trips are also organised for their members.

Preston Society - Natural History and Birdwatching
Description: Has an interest in a wide variety of natural history subjects, based in Preston, Lancashire.  Meets every Monday at 7.30pm from late Sept to March.  New members welcome.

The Peoples Trust for Endangered Species
Description: A registered charity informing the public about species which are rare, or threatened with extinction. Address: 15 Cloisters House, 8 Battersea Park Road, London. SW8 4BG. Tel: +44 (0) 20 7498 4533.

The Wildlife Trusts Partnership
Description: The Wildlife Trusts have been speaking out for nature in Britain since 1912. Their organisation is a network of 46 Wildlife Trusts, more than 150 Urban Wildlife Groups and a junior branch called 'Wildlife Watch'. Address: The Kiln, Waterside, Mather Road, Newark, Notts, NG24 1WT. Tel: +44 (0)1522 544400.

Woodcraft School
Description: A nature based educational company specialising in teaching people from all walks of life subjects as diverse as plant use and identification, tracking and outdoor living skills.

The World Land Trust
Description: An international conservation charity working to preserve the world's most biologically important and threatened lands. It has helped purchase and protect over 300,000 acres of habitats rich in wildlife, in Belize, Costa Rica, the Philippines, South America and the UK. 

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