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There are so many ways to save nature

Find out how you can be on nature’s side.

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We know that when people come together from all walks of life, powerful things happen. Whatever you do, wherever you are, it’s time for all of us to play our part. Nature is in crisis. Together, we can save it. 

Play your part

The problems faced by birds and other wildlife are many and varied, which means we need to take action in all sorts of areas. From how we help the birds around us, to the way we farm and manage our seas, it all impacts on nature. What will you choose to do? 

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Save wildlife

Species

The comprehensive assessment of the UK’s biodiversity, the State of Nature 2023 report, found nearly one in six species threatened with extinction from Great Britain. But we can turn this around. Birds that were almost lost from the UK have been brought back. Thanks to dedicated conservation efforts, Red Kites soar high once more and Bitterns boom again in our wetlands.

Godwit chick walking through grass.

One way we’re saving wildlife: Giving Godwits a headstart

Black-tailed Godwits are one of our rarest breeding birds and had already gone extinct in the UK once. To make sure history didn’t repeat itself, a team of nature savers began a ground-breaking project of hand-rearing chicks to release back into the wild. 

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How you can help

What we do in our local patch matters. Whether it’s feeding garden birds, putting up a nest box or creating a community garden, there’s so many ways that we can help our local wildlife.

Solve problems

Science

When we understand the problems, we can target the solutions. At the RSPB, we diagnose the causes of conservation problems, discover the solutions and check that what are doing is working. But our team of conservation scientists can’t do it alone and we work with many others, including volunteers and citizen scientists, to discover the best ways to help nature.

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One way we’re solving problems: Supporting UK farmers

More than 70% of the UK is farmland. We need this land for food but so does much of our declining wildlife. But there is a way forward – nature-friendly farming – and many farmers and food producers are already doing it. On RSPB Hope Farm in Cambridgeshire, we test nature-friendly farming techniques to scientifically evaluate their benefits. Find out how we’re supporting farmers to bring wildlife back.

How you can help

Help nature by getting involved in citizen science, such as doing the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. Sign up to our regular email and we’ll let you know the latest actions you can take for nature.

Transform landscapes

Places

Nature needs food and shelter to survive. It’s simple really, but so often the habitats they need have been destroyed or neglected, leading to a spiralling decline. However, when we create the right conditions, nature can thrive. RSPB Wallasea Island was developed using three million tonnes of soil from tunnels created by the Crossrail project in London. Now it’s home to hundreds of wading birds, waterfowl and other wildlife.  

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One way we’re transforming landscapes: Save the UK rainforest

Did you know we’ve got rainforests in the UK? These special places are home to rare plants and wildlife such as Pied Flycatchers, Wood Warblers and Red Squirrels. They are good for the planet too, locking carbon away within the rich soils beneath. But sadly, only fragments remain, which is why we’re working with others to restore these precious places. 

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How you can help

We work throughout the UK to protect and restore wild habitats, with others and across our network of 200 plus nature reserves. When you join the RSPB, you’ll be helping protect wild spaces for Puffins, Curlews, Willow Tits and many other species.

Speak out

Policy

Birds and other wildlife don’t have a voice so it’s vital that we speak up for them. The decisions made by our governments and others impact on wildlife, from how land is farmed for food to how we get our energy. Let’s call on our governments to act with ambition, to move away from environmentally damaging activity, and to promote nature-positive solutions. 

RSPB staff members at a protest.

One way we’re speaking out: March with millions

To halt the nature and climate crisis, we need our policy makers to take action. That’s why we campaign. There’s still much to be done but by working together we can be a strong voice for nature.

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How you can help

Your voice does make a difference and there’s lots you can do, from speaking to your local council to plant more wildlife flowers for pollinators to supporting RSPB campaigns. Find out how you can campaign to make a difference.

Come together

People

We all have the power to act for nature and there are lots of ways to get involved. The health of the natural world is fundamental to the survival of all species, including humans, so it is vital that we work together so that everyone has what they need to survive. We want everyone to be able to enjoy and feel connected to nature. 

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One way we’re working together: Inspiring a generation

Tackling the many threats faced by nature will take a team effort and we will need a new generation of nature savers to help. That’s why we’re working to inspire the next generation, and you can get involved with our awards scheme, Wild Challenge.

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How you can help

Volunteering not only does good, but it also makes us feel good too. Whatever your skills or time available, whether you know a lot about nature or nothing at all, there is a role for you.

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