Saving threatened habitats worldwide

Books for Conservation - Criteria & Guidelines

Books for Conservation

A partnership between World Land Trust and NHBS Environment Bookstore


Please note the Books for Conservation programme closed in 2015 after WLT was unable to store the large number of books. Applications are no longer accepted, but partner NGOs and other NGOs who visit WLT office are always welcome to browse a small selection of reference books still available.


To qualify for a donation of books from the WLT Books for Conservation programme, your organisation must be:

  • A non-governmental organisation;
  • Located within a country where it is difficult to obtain natural history reference material;
  • Connected with the preservation of the environment, natural habitats and/or wildlife.

Branches of large international organisations are not generally considered. (For full Terms and Conditions download the Application Booklet.)


Transportation of books

Unfortunately WLT is unable to send books overseas; however, if your organisation has contacts in the UK we are able to send books to these affiliate partners (please note your organisation must cover the costs of transportation to affiliates).

  • It is also possible that your Embassy in London may be willing to arrange the transportation of books to you.
  • Books can also be collected by colleagues/representatives visiting the UK. Packages can be collected from the WLT office in Halesworth, Suffolk, or in special circumstances WLT may be able to arrange for packages to be transported for collection from the Royal Geographical Society in London or BirdLife International in Cambridge.


How to apply

Download an Application Booklet in PDF form:

Books for Conservation Application booklet  PDF file (44KB - opens in new window)

Terms and Conditions are included in the Application Booklet – please read them carefully.

If you have any questions about the Books for Conservation programme, or are unsure whether your organisation fulfils the criteria, please contact us using our online contact form, or email

You will need Adobe Reader to open PDF files.


« back to the Books for Conservation programme main page

Bookmark and Share

Read about us

  • News Online
  • RSS
  • eBulletin
  • Green Diary
  • Printed Newsletter

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1986 874422

Follow us

Follow on Facebook  Follow on Twitter  Follow on Linkedin  Follow on GooglePlus  Follow on YouTube