Environment information

We think you will find the following links useful, but please note that Cheshire East Council accepts no responsibility for external sites or their contents.

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Environment, nature and wildlife

  • Access to Research S - only available for use in libraries. Over 1.5 million academic articles from over 8,400 journals
  • Arkive Sponsored by the Wildscreen Trust; catalogues the world's endangered species, with a page to each and a separate section for the UK
  • BBC Earth Contains sections on UK wildlife, key wildlife programmes and animal groups, with links to relevant radio and television programmes
  • Credo Reference S Over 600 interactive ready reference titles
  • Darwin Online
  • Environment Agency Public body for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales, providing information on the latest government initiatives and on recent research
  • Friends of the Earth A campaigning group which inspires solutions to environmental problems
  • Growing organic food Guide to organic gardening and growing your own food
  • Issues Online S Covers a wide range of topics on contemporary social issues
  • Magic Environmental mapping
  • The National Trust
  • National Trust for Scotland
  • Natural England Gov.UK site including access and rights of way, mapping of Common Land, land management and conservation, parks and nature reserves
  • Natural History Museum Promotes the museum's collections, exhibitions, and educational resources. Also lists contacts who will answer specific questions
  • Nature's Calendar Woodland Trust site that records the changing seasons in the UK
  • Public Information Online S Official publications from bodies such as British Geological Survey, Environment Agency, Defra, Energy and Climate Change, Forestry Commission and the UK Marine Monitoring and Assessment Strategy
  • Rainforest Alliance Exists to protect ecosystems and the people and wildlife that depend on them. The site contains news and background on major rainforest projects
  • Safari Park Provides information on local wildlife parks, including opening hours, animal information and facts on endangered species
  • The Wildlife Trusts (TWT) Information on the 47 wildlife trusts across the UK, the Isle of Man & Alderney
  • The Woodland Trust
  • UK Safari Offers an overview of the UK's wild animals, with a section on each, a photo gallery and information on nature sites
  • UNEP United Nations Environmental Programme
  • World Wide Fund for Nature Global environmental organisation whose mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment

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