Donate to the Global Extinction appeal
The turtle dove and puffin are now facing global extinction.
Two very different species are joined by this terribly sad fact and are now as threatened as the African elephant and lion.
Europe is home to 90% of the global puffin population, but at current rates of decline we could lose up to 8 million puffins over the next 50 years.
That's up to two-thirds of the European population - of which tens of thousands of puffins could be lost from the UK.
Meanwhile, the UK turtle dove population is halving every six years - down 91% since 1995.
Unless we act now these species might be lost to the UK, Europe and ultimately the world.
Otherwise you can make a donation over the phone. Please call our Supporter Services team on 01767 693 680, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday. Thank you for your support!