What we're looking for
The RSPB's purpose is to save nature. People's growing disconnection from nature is a significant strategic threat to nature conservation and we must take a lead in reversing the trend. Only 10% of children regularly play in natural places, compared to 40% in the 1970s. Contact with nature in childhood has many benefits across health, well-being and educational outcomes. But fewer children are developing a connection to nature, and this will translate into fewer champions of the natural world in the near future as young people are tomorrow's conservationists. Our Youth groups have an important role to play in their local communities, helping to give young people the chance to get to know their local wild places and learn how they can help to save nature.