BIODIVERSITY

Green spaces can play a vital role in the health of residents, with access to a park or green space having wide-ranging benefits for health and wellbeing. There are wealth of organisations that monitor, protect and enhance these green spaces.

Buglife

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<p>The only organisation in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates . We are actively working to save Britain’s rarest little animals, everything from bees to beetles, worms to woodlice and jumping spiders to jellyfish.</p>
www.buglife.org.uk

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

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Information on bumblebees including bee activities for different age groups, games, management advice, and bee identification resources.
www.bumblebeeconservation.org

Butterfly Conservation Society

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The Butterfly Conservation Society aims to protect and conserve wild butterflies and moths.
www.butterfly-conservation.org

Common Ground

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Common Ground is internationally recognised for playing a unique role in the arts and environmental fields, distinguished by the linking of nature with culture, focussing upon the positive investment people can make in their own localities, championing popular democratic involvement, and by inspiring celebration as a starting point for action to improve the quality of our everyday places
www.commonground.org.uk

Conservation (Herefordshire Council)

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Information on conservation areas, tree protection, hedgerows, listed buildings, landscapes, green infrastructure, archaeology and ecology
https://beta.herefordshire.gov.uk/conservation/

Conservation Volunteers

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The Conservation Volunteers help hundreds of thousands of people each year to reclaim local green places. Through our own environmental projects and through our network of 2,000 community groups, we see people – every day, and all across the UK – taking responsibility for their own local environments.
www.tcv.org.uk

Council For The Protection Of Rural England

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We campaign for a beautiful and living countryside. We work to protect, promote and enhance our towns and countryside to make them better places to live, work and enjoy, and to ensure the countryside is protected for now and future generations.
www.cpre.org.uk

Countryside Service (Herefordshire Council)

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Professional advice on, and practical land management of, natural open space and species rich habitat. Including woodland, grassland, ponds & wetland. Protected species work and managing public access. Experienced in supporting practical habitat management projects undertaken by communities and volunteer groups. Design of countryside interpretation, education trails and work packs as well as production of high quality promotional material for sites and events. A range of specialist equipment and decades of experience and knowledge available within the team. Charges: Please contact the Team to discuss your project or support needs and obtain a competitive quote. Charges: Please contact the Team to discuss your project or support needs and obtain a competitive quote.
https://beta.herefordshire.gov.uk/parks-and-countryside/

CPRE Herefordshire

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CPRE Herefordshire is an environmental charity that campaigns to retain all that is best in rural Herefordshire, whilst supporting farming, rural business, the building of sustainable communities, rural transport and affordable housing within the wider infrastructure needs of the countryside. We also both monitor & provide advice regarding planning applications that have an effect on the landscape. We are currently running the Herefordshire Hedgerow Project.
www.cpreherefordshire.org.uk

Forestry Commission

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The Forestry Commission in England is recognised and respected as an international leader in sustainable forestry. We successfully manage native woodlands and other important habitats for wildlife and conservation such as heathlands and bogs. But more than this, our work is also increasingly benefiting people through improvements to their environments – close to where they live and where they work.
www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/HCOU-5YHJS7

Forestry Commission West Midlands

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We enable landowners and managers, businesses, civil society or organisations, and local communities to protect, improve and expand the entire woodland resource in England. We provide a service based on evidence based standards, expert advice, communications, partnerships and grants and by regulating forestry.
www.forestry.gov.uk/westmidlands

Herefordshire Fungus Survey Group (HFGS)

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Our main function is to study, survey and record the fungi of Herefordshire, through a series of scheduled forays. We can also offer the following to other organisations within the County: undertaking fungal surveys of woodland and grassland sites; leading a limited number each year of fungal walks and workshops for local societies and community groups; giving illustrated talks to schools, local societies and community groups. Charges: No specific charge. However, we usually ask for a contribution towards travelling expenses and/or HFSG funds.
www.herefordfungi.org

Herefordshire Mammal Group (Herefordshire Action For Mammals)

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Mammal surveys (including bats); Walks/talks; Mammal record repository; Mammal conservation projects and habitat creation; Advice on mammal ecology and conservation. Charges: We are a voluntary group and will accept donations; in exceptional cases we may charge a fee
www.Ham.btck.co.uk

Herefordshire Nature Trust

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Herefordshire Nature Trust is the largest membership-based wildlife organisation in the county, dedicated to inspiring people about wildlife, acting as wildlife champions, creating wildlife havens and encouraging sustainable living. Examples of our work include: owning and managing 54 nature reserves; running wildlife events for all ages; leading wildlife projects such as the Herefordshire Parklands Project; inspiring young people through our innovative WildPlay Project; providing on the job training through our LEMUR Project and offering advice and information on general wildlife issues. We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities from nature reserve work parties to helping with general administration or delivering our newsletter.
www.herefordshirewt.org

Herefordshire Ornithological Club

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We aim to: advance public education in the study of wild birds, their habitats and their conservation in the County of Herefordshire and promote research in such aspects and to publicise the useful results thereof for the benefit of the public. Activities include: produce 'atlas of the breeding birds of Herefordshire’; garden birdwatch and monthly censuses at major sites; indoor meetings with expert speakers and illustrated talks; field meetings visiting Herefordshire’s best birding sites & further afield with expert leaders; publish 'hoc news' quarterly & annual report and run website with news, sightings & pictures. Charges: Subscription Rates: Adult £12, Joint members at same £18, Junior up to 18 years old £5, Life member £300, Senior Life member £180, Joint Senior Life member £270, Corporate membership £25.
www.herefordshirebirds.org

Herefordshire Tree Forum

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The Herefordshire Tree Forum is made up of organisations and individuals from the private, state and third sectors, working in partnership towards the common aim of increasing and protecting the tree cover and green infrastructure within and around the city, towns and villages of Herefordshire.
http://www.h-trees.net/whoweare.html

Ledbury Naturalists' Field Club

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The club was founded in 1967 to give local people, who have a general interest in natural history, the opportunity of furthering their knowledge with likeminded people. It hopes to stimulate interest in the natural environment among members of the public with young people especially in mind. You do not have to be an expert to join, most members are not. There are usually 6 indoor winter meetings in the Burgage Hall Ledbury and eleven outdoor meetings between April and October. Charges: Annual membership subscription £3.00; Family £5.00

Malvern Hills AONB Three Counties Traditional Orchards Project

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Gloucestershire/Herefordshire/Worcestershire support for managing traditional orchards, ensuring that local experience and expertise in this subject is shared. Key aims: to secure greater community involvement, to improve access to orchards, to conserve biodiversity and to help save traditional orchards.
www.malvernhillsaonb.org.uk/orchard_project.html

Marcher Apple Network

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A society for reviving old varieties of apples and pears. It is involved in many different activities from keeping MAN's own orchards, which preserve old varieties, through to attendance at many shows during the autumn
http://www.marcherapple.net/index.htm

National Trust

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We protect historic houses, gardens, mills, coastline, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages and pubs. Then we open them up for ever, for everyone.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Natural England West Midlands

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Natural England is the government’s advisor on the natural environment. We work with farmers and land managers; business and industry; planners and developers; national and local government; interest groups and local communities to help them improve their local environment
Www.naturalengland.org.uK

RSPB

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RSPB is a „UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for us all?. On the website there are teaching resources and the information about school visits to nature reserves. The „near you? section of the website in particular is very useful and informative.
www.rspb.org.uk

Small Woods Association

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The national organisation for small woodlands. They champion sustainable woodland management, teach practical woodland skills, promote benefits of woodlands and work to connect people with their local woodlands.
www.smallwoods.org.uk/

The Economics Of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)

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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity is a global initiative focused on drawing attention to the economic benefits of biodiversity including the growing cost of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation. TEEB presents an approach that can help decision-makers recognize, demonstrate and capture the values of ecosystem services & biodiversity.
www.teebweb.org

Wildlife Trusts

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Together The Wildlife Trusts are the largest UK voluntary organisation dedicated to protecting wildlife and wild places everywhere – on land and at sea. We are supported by more than 800,000 members, 150,000 of which belong to our junior branch - Wildlife Watch. Every year The Wildlife Trusts work with thousands of schools and welcome millions of visitors to our nature reserves and visitor centres.
www.wildlifetrusts.org

Woodland Trust

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The UK’s leading woodland conservation charity works with others to plant more native trees, protect native woods, trees and their wildlife for the future and inspire everyone to enjoy and value woods and trees
www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

Woodlands Trust Visit Woods

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Hosts information from many landowners about woods that are open to the public.
www.visitwoods.org.uk

Wye Valley AONB

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The Wye Valley AONB is the only protected landscape to straddle the border between England and Wales and covers parts of the three Counties of Herefordshire, Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire. A Partnership of local and national interests works together to conserve and enhance the area through the implementation of an AONB Management Plan.
www.wyevalleyaonb.org.uk/