Over the last few centuries the landscape of the UK and much of mainland Europe has altered dramatically.

Much of the once wild landscape has been irreversibly altered as land-use changes associated with increased agriculture and urbanisation have spread throughout the region.

However, despite these changes there remains a great deal of biodiversity in the region, and there is a great need to conserve this highly important wildlife.

Conserving the habitats and species of the region requires some novel approaches to some unique conservation challenges.

Our work in the UK and mainland Europe includes the implementation of biodiversity action plans through habitat creation and management, disease-surveillance, Species Recovery Plans, which include conservation breeding and reintroduction, and ‘Citizen Science’ in the which the general public play a key role in providing information for, and remedies to, some of the threats to the native species of the region.

    Hazel dormouse close-up, dark circular eyes with rosy orange fur
    Reintroducing the hazel dormouse to British countryside

    Hazel dormouse

    By working together with our conservation partners, we've managed to successfully reintroduce over 1,000 dormice

    A puffin on Skellig Michael crag
    Conserving native birds

    Conserving native birds

    Protecting British biodiversity, from the seas to farmland.

    Hedgehogs are now classified as ‘vulnerable to extinction'

    London HogWatch

    London HogWatch identifies hedgehog populations in greater London to promote conservation strategies for their protection, connection and expansion.

    Restoring lost British ecosystems.

    Native oysters restored to UK waters

    Restoration efforts begin by placing ‘ocean superheroes’ under marina pontoons across the UK

    How to protect the nations favourite spiky animal

    Suburban gardens, parks and allotments key for hedgehogs’ survival in Greater London

    Together we help protect hedgehogs by making changes to our local green space.

    Olm swimming in the darkness of a cave through the rocks, pale pink snake like in appearance with four small lake. Smooth with no clear features.
    Underwater dragons


    Olms can live up to 10 years without food and are re adapted to living in total darkness.

    Tope shark
    Under threat from fishing and habitat degradation

    Project SIARC

    We’re working at the cutting edge of conservation to protect angel sharks and create practical routes to their recovery.

    Two angel sharks on the ocean floor
    Under threat from fishing and habitat degradation

    Angel Shark Conservation

    We’re working at the cutting edge of conservation to protect angel sharks and create practical routes to their recovery.