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Nature on the Map
Natural England, Nature on the Map. Natural England's interactive maps about nature, including National Nature Reserves, SSSIs, protected sites...


National Parks in the UK
Welcome to the National Parks - Britain's breathing spaces. Information for visitors, students, residents. Jobs, news and events.


National Parks books and DVDs
A huge collection of national parks books at Amazon, discounted and with free shipping option.


Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust reserves
Our nine UK wetland visitor centres have introduced millions of people to the wonders of wetlands and their wildlife, and why it is so important to protect them.


The RSPB: Reserves
RSPB nature reserves are great places to see birds and other wildlife in some of the most beautiful parts of the country.


NAAONB Website
An independent organisation representing Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty ( AONBs) in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.


Scotland's National Nature Reserves
National Nature Reserves (NNRs) are magical places where you can experience the incredible sights and sounds of Scotland's natural world.


Natural England - National Nature Reserves
National Nature Reserves are places where wildlife comes first. They were established to protect the most important areas of wildlife habitat and geological formations in Britain, and as places for scientific research.

Local Nature Reserves (LNRs)
Local Nature Reserves are for both people and wildlife. They are places with wildlife or geological features that are of special interest locally, which give local people special opportunities to study and learn about them or simply enjoy and have contact with nature.

Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs)
Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) represent our best sites for wildlife and geology. Well over half, by area, are internationally important and many play an important part in local culture and economies or provide wonderful opportunities for people to enjoy wildlife and landscape.

Special Areas of Conservation (SACs)
SACs are areas which have been given special protection under the European Union's Habitats Directive. They provide increased protection to a variety of wild animals, plants and habitats and are a vital part of global efforts to conserve the world's biodiversity. England's SACs include areas which cover marine as well as terrestrial areas.


The Wildlife Trusts’ nature reserves
The Wildlife Trusts safeguard and care for more than 2,200 nature reserves. Many have a visitor centre where you can find out more about the reserve, get some refreshment and buy wildlife-friendly goods too.


National Trust | Find a place
The National Trust is a charity and is completely independent of Government. We rely for income on membership fees, donations and legacies, and revenue raised from our commercial operations.


National Trust for Scotland - Places
With 1 world heritage site, 16 islands, 76,000 hectares of countryside, 7 national nature reserves, 26 castles, palaces & country houses, 4 battle sites, 23 wedding venues, 35 gardens, 72 holiday properties, over 50,000 artefacts and 4 birthplaces of famous Scots, there truly is a place for everyone at the National Trust for Scotland.


Protected or designated areas - DEFRA
England’s natural environment is unique. Our geology, soils, landscapes and their biodiversity along with our marine and coastal ecosystems are a rich inheritance. There are a number of statutory designations protecting England’s terrestrial natural environment under both national and international law; and by way of government policy.


Heritage Coasts
England has many popular coastal resorts for those who enjoy the hustle and bustle of seaside towns. But 33% (1,057km) of scenic English coastline is conserved as Heritage Coasts.


National Nature Reserves in Wales: North, West, South & East
National Nature Reserves (NNRs) are the very best examples of wildlife habitats and sites and may include interesting geological features.

SSSI's in Wales
There are more than 1,000 SSSIs in Wales, covering about 12% of the country’s surface area. They are notified by CCW.

Scotlands Protected Areas

Protected areas represent the very best of Scotland's landscapes, plants and animals, rocks, fossils and landforms.  Their protection and management will help to ensure that they remain in good health for all to enjoy, both now and for future generations.


Forestry Commission sites
Discover the sights, sounds and experiences of the forest. From the quiet of the woods to the call of the wild, there’s something for everyone.


Woodland Trust - Our Woods
The searchable online version of our woods directory, allows access to information on the 1,000+ woods and wood groups in the Trust 's care.


JNCC - Protected sites designations directory
JNCC collates information on protected sites in the UK and Overseas Territories designated under international Conventions and European Directives – principally Ramsar Sites, SACs and SPAs.


National Parks books and DVDs
A huge collection of national parks books at Amazon, discounted and with free shipping option.

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