Animal and Wildlife Related Clubs and Societies

There are many UK clubs and societies which focus on both native species and captive exotics. These clubs provide vital information and tools in which members can use to develop their understanding of the species or animal groups of their interest. In turn this promotes the future progression of the area of study and protection of the species involved.

British Tarantula Society

The BTS aims to promote and encourage of responsible husbandry, research, captive breeding and conservation of theraphosids, scorpions and associated fauna.


International Herpetological Society

The I.H.S. currently caters for approximately 750 members both in the UK and overseas. They are committed to the ongoing research and propagation of all reptile, amphibian and chelonian species.

The Parrot Society

Bird Lovers Club

The Parrot Society encourages the preservation, conservation, keeping and breeding of parrot species some of which are endangered and in need of help.

The BLC aims to provide, foster and encourage networking opportunities, increased awareness and education, and higher standards in aviculture.

The British Beekeepers Association

The BBKA was set up in 1874 to promote and further the craft of beekeeping and to advance the education of the public in the importance of bees in the environment.

Tice's Meadow Bird Group

Tice's Meadow Bird Group maintains and documents the species found on a newly developed nature reserve on the site of the former Farnham Quarry.

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Sussex Ornithological Society

Wealden Bird Club

The SOS supports projects which help preserve wild birds in and around Sussex. These may vary from funding bird boxes to land purchases. 

Wealden Bird Club in a variety bird club based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Amateur Entomologists' Society

The Amateur Entomologists' Society (AES) is one of the UK's leading organisations for people interested in insects. 

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