A photographic guide to habitats, this lavishly illustrated book provides a comprehensive overview of the natural history and conservation landscape of Britain and Ireland. In essence a field guide, the book leads the reader through all the main habitat types, with information on their characteristics, extent, geographical variation, key species, cultural importance, origins and conservation. It aims to help visitors to the countryside recognize the habitats around them, understand how they have evolved and what makes them special, and imagine how they might change in the future.
This book is the perfect companion for anyone travelling in Britain and Ireland, and essential reading for all wildlife enthusiasts, professional ecologists and landscape architects.
Sophie Lake and Durwyn Liley are professional ecologists who work at Footprint Ecology and live near the Purbeck Heaths and Poole Harbour in Dorset. They have worked in nature conservation, for a range of different organizations, for more than twenty years. This book is the result of their shared passion for natural history, ecology and the wild places in which they have lived, travelled and worked. Robert Still, the cofounder of WILDGuides, is an ecologist and graphic artist, and has designed more than thirty of its titles. Andy Swash, the managing director of WILDGuides, is an ecologist and wildlife photographer. Still and Swash are the coauthors of a number of books, including Britain's Dragonflies, Britain's Butterflies, Britain's Day-flying Mothsand Britain's Sea Mammals (all WILDGuides).
A national wildlife charity committed to conserving amphibians and reptiles and saving the disappearing habitats on which they depend. ARC's vision sees amphibians and reptiles thriving in their natural habitats, and a society inspired and committed to their conservation.Visit the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust Website
Amphibian and Reptile Groups of UK (ARG UK) is a charitable organisation that aims to promote the conservation of our native amphibian and reptiles and their environment by supporting a network of independent volunteer Amphibian and Reptile Groups (ARGs). There are over 45 county-based groups based in England, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Isles and we also link with the Herpetological Society of Ireland.Visit the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Website
Badger Trust brings together individuals and groups from across the UK to promote the study, conservation and protection of badgers, their setts and natural habitats. Together, we seek to encourage tolerance and appreciation of badgers by offering information, advice and guidance to all.Visit the Badger Trust Website
Buglife is the only organisation in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates.Visit the Buglife Website
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust is a UK based charity that was established because of serious concerns about the ‘plight of the bumblebee’. In the last 80 years bumblebee populations have crashed and two species have become extinct in the UK. Since its launch in 2006, BBCT has developed a strong track record of habitat delivery, awareness raising and public engagement. Furthermore the Trusts’ BeeWalk scheme is the UK’s only abundance-recording scheme for bees.Visit the Bumblebee Conservation Trust Website
Freshwater Habitats Trust’s aim is to protect freshwater life for everyone to enjoy. They deliver their conservation aims through their expert staff and their conservation, community, research and policy work.Visit the Freshwater Habitats Trust Website
The International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) is one of the world's leading otter charities. In the UK IOSF is the only charity solely dedicated to the conservation, protection and care of otters based on over 20 years of scientific research in the UK and around the world. Through education, research, influencing policy and partner working the IOSF is making progress but there is still much to be done here in the UK and other countries where otters are at risk.Visit the International Otter Survival Foundation Website
Vale Wildlife Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre is based in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, and relies on public donations to fund it's wildlife care and rehabilitation work.Visit the Vale Wildlife Hospital Website
The Senior Staffy Club rescues and rehomes Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Staffy Cross dogs 7yrs plus.Visit the Senior Staffy Club Website
The UK Wild Otter Trust was formed in 2012 and our core aims are to promote responsible Otter watching - Promote the educational requirements regarding the conservation of all Otter species and to assist with the successful rehabilitation of Otters when and where necessary. We are very well placed to be able to monitor the current changes of how Otters are perceived by Anglers and public alike and we are keen to take education of this species into Schools to benefit the younger generation. We are currently midway with a study of a local river that was made famous by Tarka The Otter and are gathering survey information that can be used to compare the Otter populations growth in this area.Visit the UK Wild Otter Trust Website