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Local conservation/countryside organisations

Centre For Rural Research
Based within the School of Environmental Science and Land Management at University of Worcester, the Centre for Rural Research undertakes academic and applied research into aspects of agricultural, cultural, economic, environmental, political and social change in the countryside.

Natural England – Herefordshire and Worcestershire Team
English Nature has been replaced by Natural England. The local office for Herefordshire and Worcestershire is now part of the West Midlands region. Contact details can be found here. Information about the local ‘Natural Areas’ can be found on the H&W Team pages. In the two counties, the natural areas include the Black Mountains & Golden Valley, Central Herefordshire, the Malvern Hills and Teme Valley and the Severn and Avon Vales.

Herefordshire Biodiversity Action Plan
Website of the Herefordshire BAP providing information about the purpose of the action plan and ways to get involved with preserving the diverse wildlife and habitats of Herefordshire.

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Organisation responsible for “working with individuals, community groups and partner organisations to protect Herefordshire’s wildlife”.

Malvern Hills AONB
Website for the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The AONB is well know for the dramatic landscape of the Malvern Hills and surrounding areas, as well as the local spring water. The AONB also contains a diverse cultural heritage and is rich in wildlife.

Malvern Hills Conservators
The body responsible for managing approximately 3,000 acres of the Malvern Hills, 2,500 of which is directly owned by the group. Formed by an act of parliament in 1884.

Malvern Spa Association
Organisation responsible for promoting and preserving the many natural springs in the Malvern Hills area.

Worcestershire Biodiversity Action Plan
Official site for the Worcestershire Biodiversity Action Plan, hosted by the County Council.

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
Organisation responsible for preserving the diverse wildlife and habitats in Worcestershire, and for educating the public on conservation issues.

Wye Valley AONB
The Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty encompasses approximately 70 km of the River Wye from Hereford in the north to Chepstow Castle. The AONB straddles the border between England and Wales and includes parts of the counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, and Monmouthshire. The limestone gorge of the River Wye is the most spectacular part of the protected landscape.

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