Bat Conservation Trust

The Bat Conservation Trust is working towards a world where bats and people live in harmony. We aim to secure and enhance bat populations for future generations to enjoy.

Cornwall Mammal Group

The Cornwall Mammal Group was set up in 1999 and is affiliated to The Mammal Society. We share the same aims of raising awareness and understanding of mammals; encouraging and supporting their recording; providing training to survey mammals; promoting conservation of mammals and their habitats and sharing interests and skills with others. To contact the group please see the Local & Specialist section of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust website.

Derbyshire Mammal Group

We are a group of mammal enthusiasts who wish to increase the information about the distribution of mammals throughout the County. We focus in particular on those species which do not already have their own local interest group and/or those which are currently under recorded.

Devon Wildlife Trust Exmouth Local Group

This active group have monthly talks over winter and arrange a number of activities, many of which are based at Bystock Reserve (DWT). You can find out more about this active local group through their website.

Devon Bat Group

Devon Bat Group is one of the network of county bat groups in the UK. Our county is of special importance; it supports all the British bat species. Group member’s work to maintain this status and increase our knowledge about our bats.

Devon Biodiversity Records Centre

The Devon Biodiversity Records Centre (DBRC) collects data and conducts surveys to assess and monitor Devon’s biodiversity. DBRC aims to provide accurate, up-to-date information about Devon’s marine and terrestrial wildlife to anyone who wants it, including the public, researchers, teachers, students, environmental consultants and local authorities.

Devon Moth Group

Devon Moth Group was formed in 1996, primarily to record the moths and butterflies of Devon in England. The group caters for all levels of expertise, from the very beginner to the expert.

Devon Wildlife Trust

Devon Wildlife Trust is the leading nature conservation charity in Devon
focussing on protecting the county’s wildlife for future generations to
enjoy. Whether it is dolphins off the coast or the marsh fritillary
butterfly on our rare Culm grassland, DWT aims to help. Find out more about
DWT’s work at this website.

Dorset Mammal Group

The Dorset Mammal Group was initiated in 2012 to absorb the work of the Dorset Badger Group and to take forward the work of the Dorset Otter Group. Embracing ALL (non-flying) Dorset mammals from the start, it is steadily expanding its areas of competence and interest as members with other backgrounds join and contribute.

Forestry Commission

Our mission is to protect and expand Britain’s forests and woodlands and increase their value to society and the environment.

Gloucestershire Mammal Group

A new group dedicated to the study and conservation of Gloucestershire’s native mammals.

Hampshire Mammal Group

The Hampshire Mammal Group promotes Mammal Recording and Mammal Awareness within the County The Group is affiliated to both the Hampshire Wildlife Trust and the Mammal Society.

HUNGARY – Barn Owl Foundation

The Barn Owl Foundation (BOF) in Hungary is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to conserve the traditional way of agriculture, the natural countryside and rural life-style which all play a role in the long-term survival of barn owls in Hungary and all over Europe.


Mid Devon Natural History Society

The Mid Devon Natural History Society was formed by a group of enthusiasts in 1981 and holds regular meetings based in Tiverton. New members and visitors are always welcome at meetings for a nominal charge. There are also field trips throughout the year.

Natural England – South West

Natural England brings together English Nature, the Countryside Agency and the Rural Development Service.

Natural England is here to conserve and enhance the natural environment, for its intrinsic value, the well-being and enjoyment of people and the economic prosperity that it brings.

Scottish Wildcat Association

We are a new charitable organisation with the aim of conserving the unique Scottish wildcat. We hope to achieve this primarily through an ongoing series of awareness campaigns about this charismatic feline, and through liaison and support of other organisations carrying out research and work conducive to the future of the wildcat in Scotland.

Sea Watch Foundation

Working in close partnership with the public, Sea Watch is a national marine conservation research charity dedicated to the protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) around the UK.

The Badger Trust

The Badger Trust promotes the conservation and welfare of badgers and the protection of their setts and habitats. We are the leading voice for badgers and represent and support around 80 local voluntary badger groups. The Badger Trust provides expert advice on all badger issues and works closely with MPs, the police and other conservation and welfare organisations.

The British Deer Society

We are a charity which works to enable British deer to exist and flourish in today’s environment and ensures that their future is secure for generations to come.

The Mammal Society

The Mammal Society works to protect British mammals, halt the decline of threatened species, and advise on all issues affecting British Mammals. We study mammals, identify the problems they face and promote conservation and other policies based on sound science.

The Marine Conservation Society

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS)is the UK Charity dedicated to the protection of the marine environment and its wildlife.

The MCS Plymouth Local Group

If you are interested in becoming actively involved with marine conservation in Devon, then look no further than the MCS Plymouth Local Group! We offer a great way to learn about marine life, whilst helping to support the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) – the UK charity dedicated to caring for our seas, shores and wildlife – through fundraising, membership recruitment and MCS promotion.

The People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES)

Since 1977, PTES has been helping to ensure a future for many endangered species throughout the world.The Trust is committed to working in an effort to preserve them in their natural habitats for future generations to enjoy.

The Vincent Wildlife Trust

Founded in 1975 by Vincent Weir, The Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT) is an independent charitable body engaged in wildlife research and conservation. Since its inception, the VWT has focused on the needs of British mammals. Current work is centred on the bats, polecat, pine marten and dormouse.

The North Wales Mammal Group

The South Wales Mammal Group

Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society – UK

WDCS, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, is the world’s most active charity dedicated to the conservation and welfare of all whales, dolphins and porpoises (also known as cetaceans).

Contributing Photographers

Brian Phipps

Brian Phipps is a wildlife photographer based in Somerset. He has kindly donated many of the images for this web site.

Paul Gregory

Paul Gregory works mainly with sea mammals carrying out research. He is a member of the Devon Mammal Group and a keen underwater photographer.

Roger Crouch

Roger Crouch is a Devon Mammal Group member and a keen naturalist and photographer.

John Kacznow

John Kacznow is a licensed bat worker based in Devon and a keen photographer.

Sue Searle

Sue Searle is an independent ecologist with a background in environmental education and interpretation.

Janice Whittington

Janice Whittington provided the images which accompany her article on the North Devon Dormouse Project. She is an independent ecological consultant, a keen naturalist and a licensed bat and dormouse ecologist.


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