Kent and Medway Biological Records Centre

Related Organisations: Local

This section includes a variety of organisations who are involed in local environmental issues. Some may generate or use records others may be involved in conservation or management.


Across Kent, BTCV offer diverse training opportunities, Green Gyms, a network of community warden schemes, compost advisers and a range of practical activities.

Great Comp Garden

This garden near Sevenoaks is a great example of how you can find interesting wildlife in a beautiful garden.

High Weald AONB

The High Weald is an historic landscape at the heart of South East England. It is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) for its rolling hills, small, irregular fields, abundant woods and hedges, scattered farmsteads and sunken lanes.

Kent Biodiversity Action Plan

The Partnership aims to make Kent a place where plants, animals and habitats are protected and enhanced, both for their own sake and as an integral part of the quality of life in the county.

Kent Downs AONB

The Kent Downs are the eastern half of the North Downs covering nearly a quarter of Kent, stretching from the White Cliffs at Dover up to the Surrey and London borders. It is a diverse and vibrant landscape with its dramatic chalk escarpments, secluded dry valleys, networks of tiny lanes and historic hedgerows, ancient woodlands, traditional orchards, locally distinctive villages, unique and precious wildlife and many sites of historic and cultural interest to explore. All these make up a landscape that is such a valuable national asset that it was nationally designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1968.

Kent Geologists' Group

The Kent Geologists' Group is a growing local society of people who are interested in all aspects of geology, but especially in the geology of Kent.

Kent High Weald Partnership

High Weald raises awareness of issues facing the countryside, through a range of activities. They support community action, helping many different local groups to conserve and enhance the natural environment. They offer advice, help with project planning and access to conservation grants to farmers, landowners and community groups.

Kent RIGS Group (Geology)

Kent RIGS Group was formed to identify, research, protect and maintain Regionally Important Geological Sites (RIGS) for further research and education purposes.

Kent Wildfowling & Conservation Association (KWCA)

The North Kent Marshes which represent a large proportion of the whole country's remaining inter-tidal grazing marsh provides a diverse habitat for many species of wildfowl.

Kent Wildlife Trust

Founded in 1958, Kent Wildlife Trust is the leading conservation charity for Kent and Medway ? protecting wildlife, educating the public, influencing decision makers and restoring habitats.

Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership

The Kentish Stour Countryside Project works to enhance and promote the Stour Valley in east Kent.

Medway Valley Countryside Partnership

MVCP is working to enhance the River Medway and the surrounding countryside for the benefit of wildlife and the local community

North West Kent Countryside Partnership

The North West Kent Countryside Partnership operates in the boroughs of Bexley, Dartford, Gravesham and Sevenoaks. It works to conserve and enhance the wildlife, landscape and cultural heritage of the countryside in both a rural and urban context.

Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership

The Romney Marsh Countryside Project was set up in June 1996, a sister project to the White Cliffs Countryside Project. The project aims to care for the special landscape and wildlife of the Romney Marsh and Dungeness.

Thanet Coastal Project

The Thanet Coast Project was set up in 2001 as a result of the workshops held with stakeholders to drive forward the priorities which people had identified.

The Blean Initiative

Blean Woods are the largest in Kent and, in addition to their intrinsic interest as ancient woodlands they surround a number of attractive villages with pubs, where you can eat and drink, places to visit and local businesses where you can buy a range of local products.

White Cliffs Countryside Project

The White Cliffs Countryside Project was set up to help conserve and enhance the special coast and countryside of Dover and Shepway districts, and make it accessible to all.

Wildwood Trust

Wildwood Trust ? Kent's Unique Woodland Discovery Park between Canterbury & Herne Bay. From owls to otters, badgers to beavers, and wild boar to wolves, experience close encounters with native wildlife in an environment that is close to nature.