interesting web sites

links to information on Websites that have relevance to the Knepp project 

If you would like to read some relevant press and other article that may help you understand the concept behind the wildland project click here 

Ragwort Facts


The Association of British Fungus Groups 

Ancient Tree Forum


British Wildlife

Beaver Advisory Council to England (BACE)

Bugs by Phil Buckland

The Great Bustard Group


Elm Farm Research Centre

Flaxfield Nature Consultancy

The Grazing Animals Project

The Global Restoration Network

Derek Gow Consultancy


Hans Kampf

The Highland Wildlife Foundation

The Large Herbivore Foundation


The River Restoration Centre

Reptiles and Amphibians of the UK


Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre

Sussex Wildlife Trust

UK Moths

Wildland Network

The Woodland Trust

West Weald Landscape Partnership

The Environment Bank Ltd.

Ragwort Facts

Information on Ragwort in the UK from a scientific perspective

This site has been written to inform the public of the true scientific data surrounding ragwort. It exists to balance the hysteria generated in the British press.



Buglife is the only organisation in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates, and we are passionately committed to saving Britain's rarest little animals, everything from bees to beetles, and spiders to snails. Today bugs are under threat as never before, so help us to secure a diverse and wildlife-rich planet for future generations. 


The Association of British Fungus Groups The website of the U.K.s leading voluntary fungus conservation body.


Ancient Tree Forum Advocacy for greater protection and best conservation practice, specialist research and increasing people's enjoyment of ancient trees.


BANC the British Association of Nature Conservationists


British Wildlife the magazine for the modern naturalist




Beaver Advisory Council to England (BACE) is a great web site with lots of information on Beavers and the pros and cons of re-introduction.


Bugs by Phil Buckland BugsCEP is a research and teaching aid for palaeoentomology, entomology and ecology. As well as habitat and distribution data, it includes tools for climate and environmental reconstruction, and facilities for storing site based abundance/collection data.


The Great Bustard Group was set up in 1998 specifically to run the UK reintroduction project. It is an independent UK registered charity and membership organisation dedicated to the conservation of Great Bustards.


DIPTERA (two-winged flies)


Elm Farm Research Centre business is to develop and support sustainable land-use, agriculture and food systems, primarily within local economies, which build on organic principles to ensure the health and well-being of soil, plant, animal, man and his environment.



Flaxfield Nature Consultancy


GAP Website The Grazing Animals Project (GAP) exists to help land managers get the desired level of grazing on wildlife sites.



The Global Restoration Network (GRN) - a project of the Society for Ecological Restoration International - offers the field of ecological restoration a new database and web-based portal to trustworthy and hard-to-find information on all aspects of restoration, from historic ecosystems and recent causes of degradation to in-depth case studies and proven restoration techniques. The overriding mission of the GRN is to link restoration projects, research, and practitioners in order to foster the creative exchange of experience, vision and expertise.



Derek Gow Consultancy ltd The Derek Gow Consultancy Ltd is a professional team of ecological consultants who are dedicated to the conservation of native British wildlife.  We specialise in ethical wildlife mitigation, breeding, reintroduction and translocation of protected British mammals and reptiles, focusing specifically on the water vole (Arvicola terrestris).

Hans Kampf Ecological networks and grazing




The Highland Wildlife Foundation is a non-membership charitable trust dedicated to wildlife conservation and research, with a special emphasis on species recovery projects and the restoration of natural ecosystems.


The Large Herbivore Foundation (LHF) is a nature conservation and- restoration program for large plant eating mammals and their habitats in Eurasia.


Plantlife International The wild-plant conservation charity.


The River Restoration Centre A national information and advisory centre on all aspects of river restoration and enhancement, and sustainable river management.




Reptiles and Amphibians of the UK



Staatsbosbeheer see the Whitetail Eagle web-cam in the Oostvaardersplassen. 


Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre They collect, manage and disseminate wildlife data, providing an information service for the whole of Sussex.


Sussex Wildlife Trust They are the leading conservation organisation covering East and West Sussex.




UK Moths guide to the moths of Great Britain and Ireland


Wildland Network The wildland network is an open network which gives voice to wild land values in Britain.


The Woodland Trust The Woodland Trust is the UK's leading conservation charity dedicated to the protection of our native woodland heritage.  

West Weald Landscape Partnership A visionary partnership project working to promote integrated management of a viable and enhanced landscape in the West Weald for people and nature.

The Environment Bank Ltd The Environment Bank company has been established to facilitate the delivery of mitigation and compensation schemes associated with planned development. National strategy and policy now requires the planning system not only to mitigate the effects of development on the natural environment, but also to deliver nature conservation enhancements. The Environment Bank Ltd provides a mechanism for creating, managing and enhancing habitats and landscapes by engaging with developers and landowners.