BirdWatch Ireland http://www.birdwatchireland.ie BirdWatch Ireland is the largest independent conservation organisation in Ireland and the designated national BirdLife International Partner for the Republic of Ireland. Its aim is the conservation of wild birds and their natural habitats. Established in 1968, it currently has over 14,000 members and supporters and a local network of over 20 branches nationwide. It owns or manages an increasing number of reserves which protect threatened habitats and the birds that rely on them, produces several publications dealing with birds and nature conservation in Ireland, and carries out educational and survey work.
Nature's Calendar - Biology.ie http://www.biology.ie/home.php?m=nc-2009 Biology.ie was set up in September 2005 to collect Nature’s Calendar (or phenology) data from the public. This data (sightings of natural events such as the first appearance of leaves) is placed on a map of Ireland for all users of the site to view.
The Aims & Objectives of Biology.ie are: To collect Nature's Calendar sightings from the public into one central database. To increase awareness of Ireland's biodiversity and in so doing to increase awareness of the value of habitats for the plants and animals. To maintain a web site that allows the public to contribute their experience of the natural world via maps.
BirdLife International http://www.birdlife.org/ BirdLife International is a global partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.
World Conservation Union http://www.iucn.org/ The World Conservation Union is the world's largest and most important conservation network. The Union brings together 82 States, 111 government agencies, more than 800 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as some 10,000 scientists and experts from 181 countries in a unique worldwide partnership.
African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds http://www.unep-aewa.org/ The Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) is the largest of its kind developed so far under CMS. It was concluded on 16 June 1995 in The Hague, the Netherlands, and entered into force on 1 November 1999 after the required number of at least fourteen Range States, comprising seven from Africa and seven from Eurasia had ratified it. Since then the Agreement has been an independent international treaty.
United Nations Environment Programme http://www.unep.org/ To provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.