Conservation advice

Looking after the natural environment

Cromwell Bottom

As our urban areas continue to grow and farmers continue to use pesticides, Britain’s wildlife remains under threat: between 10 and 20% of our native species are struggling to survive.

Here are some ways in which you can help:

Useful links

Treesponsibility|External link are a Calderdale based not for profit group combining reforestation and ecological restoration with awareness-raising about climate change. the group plant over 10,000 trees a year with the help of hundreds of volunteers. To join in on a planting weekend email

The Wildlife Trusts|External link
For lots of great advice about how to encourage wildlife into your garden.

Recycle Now|External link
For home composting advice.

The Forest Stewardship Council|External link (FSC)
The FSC is a not-for-profit organisation devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world’s forests and can supply information about sustainably harvested timber.

Environment Agency|External link
If you see an incident of environmental pollution, you should report it to the Environment Agency. Telephone 0800 807 060

Calder Future|External link
A partnership involving a wide range of organisations, communities and individuals who want to participate in improving the River Calder, its tributaries and its bankside.

Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery|External link, Halifax
Their aim is to preserve and maintain the area as a local green space and educational resource. They manage the vegetation so that it can continue to support an increasing number of wildlife species.

National Trust|External link
A registered charity set up to act as the guardian for the nation in the acquisition and protection of threatened coastline, countryside and buildings.

Tree Council|External link  
Their aim is to improve the rural and urban environment by promoting the planting and conservation of trees.

BTCV|External link  
The UK’s leading charity working to bring about positive environmental change.

Campaign to Protect Rural England|External link (CPRE)
CPRE promotes the beauty, tranquillity and diversity of rural England by encouraging the sustainable use of land and its protection and enhancement for the benefit of everyone.


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Last Updated: 15/06/2016