Environment and Nature Conservation Charities

Many pictures produced by Geoff Doré as prints for sale will have a percentage of the net sales for that picture donated to a particular related environment/conservation charity to help with their work protecting and conserving the landscape and natural world for future generations to enjoy.

The following is a list of the charities along with some information about the work they do. More information can be found on their own web sites which can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlinked (underlined) name.

The British Deer Society
Burgate Manor, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1EF, England, UK.
Tel: 01425 655434 Fax: 01425 655433 Membership Tel: 01425 653553
Registered Charity Number: 228659

"The British Deer Society, a registered charity, was founded in 1963 to protect the welfare of the six species of wild deer within the United Kingdom. The Society promotes general awareness through a programme of education, research, deer management training, exhibitions, shows and its quarterly DEER journal. Our primary income is from subscribing members with a complete range of deer interests whose common bond is caring for deer. Your support would be greatly appreciated."

Dorset Wildlife Trust
Dorset Wildlife Trust, Brooklands Farm, Forston, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7AA, England, UK.
Contact: The Director, Dr Malcolm Macleod OBE. Tel: 01305 264620.

"The Dorset Wildlife Trust aims to achieve now and for the future a county, and through the Wildlife Trusts, a United Kingdom, that is richer in wildlife, managed on sustainable principles.

"The Dorset Wildlife Trust was formed in 1961. It has over 6,500 members and is now the largest voluntary body concerned with nature conservation in the county. We own and manage 37 reserves, which include outstanding examples of chalk downland, flower-rich meadows and neutral pasture, ancient hedgerows, streams and ponds. It safeguards some of the remaining heathlands in the county and manages habitats as diverse as broadleaved woodland, reedbeds, bog and willow carr, a disused chalk pit, a small urban reserve and a marine wildlife reserve with an underwater trail for divers."

English Heritage
"English Heritage is the national body created by Parliament in 1984 charged with the protection of the historic environment and with promoting public understanding and enjoyment of it.
"We are the British Government's official adviser in England on all matters concerning heritage conservation.

"We provide substantial funding for archaeology, conservation areas and the repair of historic buildings, and are responsible for some 400 historic properties in the nation's care."

National Trust (UK)
"The National Trust was founded in 1895 by three Victorian philanthropists - Miss Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley. Concerned about the impact of uncontrolled development and industrialisation, they set up the Trust to act as a guardian for the nation in the acquisition and protection of threatened countryside and buildings.

"More than a century later, we now care for over 240,000 hectares of beautiful countryside in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, plus 575 miles of outstanding coastline and more than 200 buildings and gardens of outstanding interest and importance. Most of these properties are held in perpetuity and so their future protection is secure. The vast majority are open for visitors and we are constantly looking at ways in which we can improve public access and on-site facilities.

"We are a registered charity and completely independent of Government, therefore relying heavily on the generosity of our subscribing members (now numbering over 2.5 million) and other supporters."

Otter Trust
Earsham, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 2AF, England, UK.
Tel: 01986 893470 Fax: 01986 892461
Registered Charity Number: 263103

"Devoted to the conservation of otters and the wetlands which they inhabit. The only organisation in Britain breeding the British otter regularly and re-introducing young animals into the wild every year wherever suitable habitat remains. The Otter Trust’s scientific staff carry out otter surveys and habitat improvement. This charity needs continued financial support, not only for its release programme, but for the purchase and management of land for wildlife reserves, where all creatures can live in peace and security. Please help us."

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL, England, UK.
Tel: 01767 680551 Fax: 01767 692365
Registered Charity Number: 207076

"The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is the charity that takes action for the conservation of wild birds and the environment. It researches the threats and proposes solutions to environmental problems; buys land and creates new nature reserves to protect wildlife; advises landowners and planners by sharing its knowledge and experience; and helps conservation organisations overseas. Through these actions it strives to create a better environment for wild birds everywhere.

With a membership of over one million, the RSPB is the largest voluntary wildlife conservation organisation in Europe. It owns or manages more than 140 nature reserves around the UK providing a safe haven for many birds and other wildlife. The RSPB relies on voluntary support to finance its conservation work and secure a better future for birds and other wildlife."

Scottish Wildlife Trust
Cramond House, Kirk Cramond, Cramond Glebe Road, Edinburgh, EH4 6NS, Scotland, UK.
Tel. 0131 312 7765 Fax. 0131 312 8705

"The Scottish Wildlife Trust was founded in l964 to conserve all forms of wildlife and wildlife habitats in Scotland, including the outer islands, Orkney and Shetland."

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Slimbridge, Gloucester, GL2 7BT, England, UK.
Tel: 01453 890333
Registered Charity Number: 1030884

"The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, founded by the late Sir Peter Scott in 1946, works to save wetlands for wildlife and people. We protect huge numbers of migratory birds and other wildlife at eight regional conservation centres where visitors of all ages and abilities – including 60,000 children in educational groups each year – learn the beauty and importance of wetlands. Pioneering research provides sound science and advice helping people throughout the world look after wetlands and their wildlife. we devise recovery plans for threatened species. A legacy to The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust helps threatened wetlands for the benefit of all."

Woodland Heritage

PO Box 2950, Epping, CM16 7DG, England, UK.
Tel/Fax: 01992 561970
Registered Charity Number: 1041611

"A growing legacy - a chance to make a real difference. Woodland Heritage is a registered charity that offers us all the opportunity to leave behind a growing legacy – thriving woodland which is of benefit to us all. In the last 50 years, the UK has lost 45% of its ancient woodland. Woodland Heritage aims to help increase tree cover in the UK from a paltry 10% to somewhere near 26% achieved by other EC members. Trees have been called the "lungs of the earth", converting carbon dioxide to oxygen as they grow. They provide an invaluable habitat for wildlife and plants, and produce timber, the most environmentally friendly raw material known to man. Our emphasis is on the continuous management of woodlands, on increasing broadleaf species by prudent planting and harvesting. Woodland Heritage is making a real commitment to educating young people, teaching them that forestry is "man in partnership with nature". New woodlands must be planted, derelict woodlands must be rescued. The administrative costs of Woodland Heritage are negligible, so resources really go on funding field projects. People need trees and trees need people".


(Information taken from the web sites and the UK publication 'Charity Choice 1998' and reproduced with permission)

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