Worcestershire Biological Records Centre

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a selection of local and national organisations who have involvement in Worcestershire

Local Records Centres

National Data Organisations

Local Wildlife Organisations

  • Bishops Wood Field Centre

    An environmental education centre owned by National Grid and run by Field Studies Council.

  • Butterfly Conservation (West Midlands Branch)

    A registered charity dedicated to the conservation of butterflies and moths. The West Midlands Branch covers Birmingham, the Black Country and the counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire.

  • Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    The Cotswolds is the largest of 38 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales; an area with stone walls and buildings, open skies, rolling grasslands, beech woods and captivating villages. The majority of the AONB falls within Gloucestershire but parts of the AONB do extend into other counties, including Worcestershire.

  • Friends of Avon Meadows

    Avon Meadows is a wetland which was established in 2008 jointly by Pershore Town Council and Wychavon District Council. Friends of Avon Meadows is a community group formed in 2010 which is actively engaged in conservation work parties, biological recording, species counts and promotional activities at the site.

  • Kemerton Conservation Trust

    A charitable trust aiming to conserve wildlife and places of beauty in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire for public benefit.

  • Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    The Malvern Hills area is famed for its dramatic hills and pure spring water that flows from them. A rich cultural heritage of forts, castles and priories stands proudly from this landscape of ancient woodland, rolling pastures and wild, open commons. The area is home to a diversity of locally and nationally important wildlife.

  • Malvern Hills Conservators

    The Conservators manage most parts of the Hills and surrounding Commons, some other parcels of land and many roadside verges.

  • Worcestershire County Council Ecology Services

    Includes information about ecology planning advice, protected and notifiable species, Worcestershire Habitat Inventory, NERC Act 2006 and Worcestershire Local Sites Partnership.

  • Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

    The local branch of The Wildlife Trusts, working to protect habitats and species across Worcestershire.

National Wildlife and Conservation Organisations

  • The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)

    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.

  • Environment Agency

    Their work helps to protect and improve the environment to make it a better place for people and wildlife in England. This includes reducing the impacts of flooding, promoting sustainable development and delivering UK environmental policies.

  • The National Trust

    A conservation charity that protects over 350 historic houses, 160 gardens, 1,100km of coastline, 254,000 hectares of land of outstanding natural beauty, 6 World Heritage Sites, 28 castles and 60 pubs.

  • Natural England

    Access to Natural England publications and information.

  • People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES)

    A charity dedicated to helping to ensure a future for many endangered species throughout the world.

  • RSPB

    The country's largest nature conservation charity, inspriring everyone to give nature a home. Together with partners they protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. They also play a leading role in a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.

  • Vincent Wildlife Trust

    A charity focused on British and Irish mammals, currently centred on bats and members of the weasel family.

Local Naturalists/Recording Groups

  • Friends of Hartlebury Common

    A local group which takes part in conservation work parties organised by Worcestershire County Council in support of its ten year plan to restore the Common to a favourable condition.

  • Teme Valley Wildlife Group

    A local group of enthusiasts working within the Teme Valley.

  • Worcestershire Bat Group

    An active group pf amateur and professional bat enthusiasts dedicated to the conservation of bats in Worcestershire.

  • Worcestershire Mammal Group

    A group which aims to; promote the recording of mammals in Worcestershire, increase the skills of individuals through the provision of training sessions and to raise public awareness of mammals in Worcestershire.

  • Worcestershire Recorders

    A group encouraging the collection, collation and publication of biological records (see Worcestershire Record) and their storage at WBRC. The committee arranges the annual recorders' meeting, field meetings and various educational activities/workshops.

  • Worcestershire Reptile and Amphibian Group (WRAG)

    A voluntary organisation dedicated to the promotion and conservation of Amphibians, Reptiles and their associated habitats within Worcestershire.

  • Wyre Forest Study Group

    A group bringing together people who are actively recording the wildlife of the Wyre Forest and surrounding areas.

Worcestershire Biological Records Centre

Lower Smite Farm, Hindlip, Worcestershire, WR3 8SZ
Email: records@wbrc.org.uk
Last updated February 2017

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