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Government bodies

Natural England: works for people, places and nature to conserve and enhance biodiversity, landscapes and wildlife in rural, urban, coastal and marine areas
Scottish Natural Heritage:  working with Scotland's people to care for Scotlands natural heritage
Countryside Council for Wales: the Government's adviser on sustaining natural beauty, wildlife and outdoor enjoyment in Wales
Environment and Heritage Service Northern Ireland: to protect, conserve and promote the natural environment and built heritage in Northern Ireland
DEFRA: Defra works for the essentials of life - water, food, air, land, people, animals and plants

Lake District National Park: working to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the National Park
Yorkshire Dales National Park:  conserving and enhancing the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the national park

Arnside and Silverdale AONB: a designated landscape of special importance on the Lancashire/Cumbria border
JNCC: statutory adviser to the government on UK and international nature conservation
Brecon Beacons National Park: to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife, heritage and promote opportunities for public enjoyment of the national park
National Parks & Wildlife Service: charged with conserving a range of habitat and species in Ireland
The Heritage Council: a statuatory body whose role is to propose policies and priorties for the preservation of the Irelands natural heritage

Environmental links

Cumbria Wildlife Trust: working to conserve and protect wildlife and wild places throughout Cumbria
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust: The Trust has worked for more than 60 years to maximise the region's modern landscape by protecting wildlife and wild places, and educating, influencing and empowering people
Irish Wildlife Trust: The objective of the IWT is the conservation of Ireland's wildlife and habitats.
Cumbria Biodiversity Action Plan: take one small step to promote Cumbria's wealth of wildlife
The National Trust: cares for areas of conservation value throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Friends of the Earth: campaigning environmental charity and leading environmental presure group
UK-RIGS: promoting Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Sites for education and public benefit 
Friends of the Lake District: caring for the countryside in the Lake District and Cumbria
Royal Horticultural Society: demonstrating excellence in horticulture and providing information about gardening
UK Biodiversity Action Plans: supports the implementation of the UK BAPs and the partnerships involved in biodiversity and conservation
The Environment Council:  brings together business, NGOs, government and the community to develop environmental solutions
The Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust:  working with local communities to carry out a whole host of conservation projects
Countrylovers: information for those working, living in or visiting the British countryside
Butterfly Conservation Trust
: working to halt the decline in British butterfly species and the conservation of moths
Plantlife: Plantlife International is a charity dedicated exclusively to conserving all forms
of plant life in their natural habitats, in the UK, Europe and across the world.
An Taisce (Republic of Ireland’s National Trust): Concerned with conserving the best of Ireland's heritage, both built and natural.

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority:  Nature in the Dales

Educational Institutions

Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester
University of Chester

Specific limestone links

The Karst of Ireland:  booklet prduced by the Irish Geological Society describing limestone and chalk landforms in Ireland
The Burren Tourism and Environment Initiative:  website by County Clare Council describing the burren 
Burrenbeo:  fantastic interpretation site for the Burren, the large area of limestone pavement in the west of Ireland
Burren National Park
Karst Almighty: one man's love of karst; pictures from around the world showing the beauty of limestone landscapes

Others of interest

The Yorkshire Dales:  useful information site about all things Yorkshire Dales


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