What is the RSPB?
The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We manage more the 200 nature reserves across the UK, home to 80% of our rarest or mot threatened birds supporting a diverse range of wildlife. We also play a leading role in a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.
Giving nature a home
The places that nature calls home, where it raises a family and finds food, are being destroyed, exploited and polluted. Since the 1950s, the UK has lost a staggering amount of habitat including 97% of our wildflower meadows, and 75% of our heathland. Nature cannot survive without a home: many UK species are not only in decline but in grave danger of disappearing forever.
We want to protect our wildlife – our hedgehogs and puffins, red squirrels and skylarks - and your money and support allows us to help natural places flourish.
From wastelands to flourishing heathlands, woodlands, reedbeds and farmland, we buy and restore damaged land, returning it to the ideal conditions for threatened plants, insects, birds, beasts, reptiles and amphibians.
Working with other conservation organisations, as well as landowners, farmers and businesses, we're helping transform farms, parks, cities and communities into homes for nature. There are many examples: once a barren field, RSPB Lakenheath Fen in Suffolk is now a wetland home to bitterns, bearded tits and marsh harriers; and although once extinct in Britain, the white-tailed eagle has made Scotland its home again.
Nature is struggling, but if we all pull together, we can make a real difference. After all, if there's no home for nature, there will be no nature
How your support helps
We are passionate about spending your money on what matters most for nature and we spend 90% of our net income on conservation. With your support we can make sure nature has a home. Help us to create, restore and protect habitats, bring back wonderful species, protect wildlife across the world and build a better future. Without your support, we could not do all of this vital work for nature.
· An extra £8 pays for 10 saplings to be planted to expand our ancient native Caledonian pine forest, now one of the rarest habitats in the UK and home to iconic capercaillie and red squirrels
· An extra £10 could create a skylark plot – patches of open soil in wheat fields where they can nest
· An extra £15 could pay for the planting of a wildflower meadow, to help bumblebees and other insects
RSPB is a Registered Charity in England and Wales (207076) and Scotland (SC037654)