Nationwide Environmental Conservation Campaigns & Organisations

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Association of Gardens Trusts
Islington, London, England
National organisation representing thirty-six County Gardens Trusts in England and Wales engaged in researching, documenting and promoting historic parks and gardens at a local and national level...
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Cat Survival Trust (CST)
Welwyn, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
The Cat Survival Trust's original purpose was to promote the conservation of wild cats by breeding them in captivity and subsequently releasing them into suitable wild situations. Later it was realised that this was not the best way to go about conserving the animals...
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The Conservation Foundation
London, England
A charity which initiates and manages conservation projects throughout the UK and around the world. Launched in 1982, the Foundation creates and manages a wide range of programmes and initiatives...
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Cool Earth
Penryn, Cornwall, England
Cool Earth is the charity that works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction. We know that saving the rainforest isn’t a new idea. Managing to do it is. Over the last 40 years, half the world’s rainforests have been destroyed. That’s why Cool Earth decided to go about things differently...
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Fauna & Flora International (FFI)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
FFI is the world's longest established international conservation body, founded over 100 years ago. Renowned for its science-based approach, FFI has pioneered sustainable conservation work that tackles problems holistically...
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Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire, England
The world's forests are under pressure. Tropical forests are disappearing fast due to logging and mining, hydropower and the hunger for land. The last temperate and Northern old growth forests are being destroyed by the timber and paper industries...
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Freshwater Habitats Trust
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Freshwater Habitats Trust’s aim is to protect freshwater life for everyone to enjoy. Our vision is that: all threatened freshwater plants and animals have recovered and developed sustainable populations, the UK has a functioning network of freshwater habitats...
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Friends of the Earth (FoE)
London, England
Exists to protect and improve the conditions for life on earth, now and for the future, and is one of the UK’s most influential national environmental pressure groups...
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Galapagos Conservation Trust
City of Westminster, London, England
Since 1995 the Galapagos Conservation Trust has been working to raise funds for, and awareness of conservation, in the Galapagos Islands. It is an independent charity...
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Greenpeace UK
Islington, London, England
An international, independent, non-profit, global campaigning organisation that uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems and their causes...
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Heather Trust
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
An independent charity dedicated to the promotion of high standards of moorland management. Working with a wide range of other organisations throughout the UK...
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International Tree Foundation
Crawley, West Sussex, England
ITF is a UK-registered charity which plants, promotes and protects trees globally, both in the UK and in the poorest regions of the world. ITF aims to address poverty alleviation, biodiversity conservation and environmental justice objectives...
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Islamic Foundation for Ecology & Environmental
Sciences (IFEES)

Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Dedicated to the maintenance of the Earth as a healthy habitat for future generations of humankind and other living beings...
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John Muir Trust
Pitlochry, Perth & Kinross, Scotland
The Trust purchases and conserves some outstandingly beautiful areas of wild land including Ben Nevis and parts of the Isle of Skye, Knoydart, Sutherland and Perthshire. Named after John Muir, the 'father of the modern conservation movement', the Trust aims to show the importance of wild places and their conservation...
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Marine Conservation Society
Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England
The UK charity devoted solely to protecting the marine environment for wildlife and for the appreciation of future generations...
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National Trust
Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Created in 1895, the National Trust is one of the UK's largest membership organisation with 3.5 million members and 52,000 volunteers. The Trust cares for more than 350 buildings and gardens that are open to the public...
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Open Spaces Society
Henley-on-Thames, Berkshire, England
The Open Spaces Society was founded in 1865 and is Britain’s oldest national conservation body. We campaign to protect common land, village greens...
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Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
The UK's only membership charity dedicated to the conservation of all forms of plant life in their natural habitat. It acts directly to stop common wild plants becoming rare in the wild, to rescue wild plants on the brink of extinction...
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Project Maya
Haringey, London, England
Project Maya is an environmental community interest company established by conservation scientists to build a global network of permaculture nature reserves...
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Small Woods Association
Telford, Shropshire, England
With the slogan ‘Bringing woodlands to life’, the Small Woods Association is Britain’s leading organisation in supporting and promoting the sustainable management of small woodlands...
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Surfers Against Sewage
St Agnes, Cornwall, England
Campaigns for clean, safe, recreational waters, free from sewage effluents, toxic chemicals and nuclear waste. Using a solution-based argument consisting of viable and sustainable alternatives...
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Talking Oceans Foundation
East Chisenbury, Wiltshire, England
Talking Oceans is an Anglo-Colombian non-profit organisation dedicated to marine conservation and research in Latin America. We conduct social and ecological research in Central and South America, and run educational and awareness raising events...
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Tree Council
London, England
Aims to improve the environment in town and country by promoting the planting and conservation of trees and woods throughout the UK, to disseminate knowledge about trees...
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Wildlife and Countryside Link
Lambeth, London, England
Wildlife and Countryside Link (WCL) is a coalition of the UK’s major non-governmental organisations concerned with the protection and conservation of wildlife and the countryside...
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Bristol, Avon, England
Wildscreen is an award-winning wildlife conservation charity that shares awe-inspiring images of all life on Earth to empower conservation around the world. When strong storytelling and captivating imagery are united to portray the planet, we believe that people are moved to take action to protect it...
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Woodland Trust
Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. Its aims are to prevent further loss of ancient woodland, restore and improve the woodland biodiversity...
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World Land Trust
Halesworth, Suffolk, England
An international conservation charity which, since its foundation in 1989, has been working to preserve the world's most biologically important and threatened lands...
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Godalming, Surrey, England
WWF, the global environment network, is the world's largest and most experienced independent conservation organisation, working in more than 100 countries...
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