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Charter and Statutes

The RSPB's Charter and Statutes (often referred to as the Constitution) describe the fundamental principles by which the RSPB is governed.

Charter and Statutes

The RSPB is a non-statutory body incorporated by Royal Charter.

The Charter was originally granted in 1904 and, together with the Statutes, provides the rules and guidelines under which the RSPB operates. Supplemental Charters were granted by Her Majesty the Queen in 1957 and 1996. Amendments to the statutes were approved by the Privy Council in 2010. A new Supplemental Charter and amendments to the statutes were granted by Her Majesty the Queen in Council in July 2014.

This is a more significant change, taking into account the strategic direction of the RSPB, the growth of partnership working, the new requirements of charity law and the possibilities for engagement offered by emerging technology.

To read the Charter and Statutes, please download the PDF from this page.

The main house at the Lodge RSPB reserve, UK headquaters of the RSPB, Sandy, Bedfordshire

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