Research Library – Conservation

Natural Resources Defense Council

NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

World Wildlife Fund

Here at WWF, an independent conservation organization active in nearly 100 countries, we are working to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife.  

The Heritage Council

Established under The Heritage Act 1995, the Heritage Council is a public body whose mission is to develop a wide understanding of the vital contribution that our heritage makes to our social, environmental & economic well-being.

The Tree Council

The Tree Council brings everyone together with a shared mission to care for trees and our planet’s future. We inspire and empower organisations, government, communities and individuals with the knowledge and tools to create positive, lasting change at a national and local level.

National Parks of Ireland

It is of utmost importance that we take care and protect our Parks to preserve them for future generations. Biodiversity underpins our economy, health and wellbeing and plays a key role in the functioning of ecosystems. We all have a responsibility both locally and internationally to protect biodiversity in the National Parks.

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace is an Outdoor Ethics Education Programme designed to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. 


Plantlife is a British conservation charity working nationally and internationally to save threatened wild flowers, plants and fungi . We own nearly 4,500 acres of nature reserve across England, Scotland and Wales. We have 11,000 members and supporters and HRH The Prince of Wales is our Patron.

Botanical Society of Briton & Ireland

The BSBI is for everyone who is interested in the flora of Britain and Ireland. We trace our origins back to 1836, when the society was founded as the Botanical Society of London. We are now one of the world’s largest contributors of biological records: our data inform scientific research and underpin evidence-based conservation. Find out more about BSBI’s Policy on Nature Conservation.

Friends of the Earth

We are part of an international community dedicated to protecting the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. We lead campaigns, provide resources and information, and drive real solutions to the environmental problems facing us all.


Lichens are a uniquely successful partnership between two or three different organisms (a fungus in partnership with an alga and/or a cyanobacterium – blue/green alga). This partnership has allowed them to colonise habitats too hostile for almost any other organism.

Irish Peatland Conservation Council

Our mission is to protect a representative sample of the peatlands of Ireland for people to enjoy today and in the future. We hope our web site will help you to get to know us better. It’s your gateway to  the save the bogs campaign and to visitors to the Bog of Allen Nature Centre.

National Museums Northern Ireland


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The Organic Centre

The Organic Centre is a charity & social enterprise that works hard to increase knowledge, and awareness about organic growing, biodiversity, climate change, food sovereignty and sustainable energy.  We operate from a community-based model that works with people; we promote inclusion and work for the common good, as well as education, we are a wonderful tourist venue, and we also work with our partners to address climate change.

Hedge Laying Association Ireland

Hedge Laying Association of Ireland (HLAI) is a company limited by guarantee, which does not have a share capital, was founded in 2004 by a group of Hedge Layers and other interested individuals. We are a not-for-profit group.

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