Optics for Africa guides

Guides for children and teachers on how to use binoculars, how to use a bird guide-book, and a flyer introducing the migratory waterbirds of West Africa, all free to download.

Pond dipping guide

A guide to pond dipping by WWT in the UK, with equipment, safety, and techniques.

UK amphibian ID

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation has prepared a detailed ID guide to the UK's amphibians.

Raptors of India from Bharatpur

A field guide to India's birds of prey.

Pond micro-organisms

The Field Studies Council has produced a pond guide for those looking at micro-organisms in ponds – some great footage of the organisms in action.


Wetland habitats from around the world; some may be relevant despite being in another country!

Making ponds

If you’re interested in making a pond, then why not try the Freshwater Habitats Trust (formerly PondLife) website? Lots of useful information on how to locate, create and manage the perfect pond for wildlife.

River engagement in New Zealand

For teaching resources on why rivers are important for fish migration, check the New Zealand ‘up the creek’ website.

European river restoration

For information on river restoration, try the European River Restoration Centre.

Wetland management in Australia

The Queensland Government Wetland Info website has some great information on wetland management, with background information on ecological processes and management.

Mangrove restoration

SPREP (South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme of Ramsar) produced a useful fact sheet on mangroves. The Mangrove Action Project is also an older but still useful source of information.

Freshwater research

For an update on freshwater science, check Freshwater News, produced by Dr Kev Warburton at Charles Sturt University in Australia.

Peatlands in Ireland

In Ireland, which has many bogs, the Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) has some great resources, including schools work, campaigns and fact sheets. You can see their Peatland Passport, which encourages people to visit them, and provides background information on why they are important.

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