Safeguard the forest’s future
As magnificent as it still is, Sherwood is a shadow of the forest it was centuries ago. But still, the ancient beauty of the oaks makes this unlike any other woodland. Nowhere in Europe has quite so many oaks of such age and size. Sherwood is home to over 3,000 species of wildlife.
It is vital that the forest is protected from further threats and the best way to do this is to make a stronger, larger and more diverse home for nature among the ancient oaks. As a Guardian of Sherwood you can help to do this by giving a regular donation today. Please help us create more of the homes that our precious wildlife needs.
Your gift every month can
Preserve ancient oaks
At the heart of Sherwood’s future are 673 standing ancient oaks, which provide food, shelter and breeding habitats for hundreds of rare species. Protecting these oaks preserves the unique biodiversity of the forest. But there’s a real danger that many of these could die away before the younger trees are able to take over as homes for the forest wildlife. We urgently need your regular gift to protect them.
Help rare birds to thrive
Woodland and heathland birds are among our most endangered birds. So restoring the rare mix of old oak forest and heathland found in Sherwood will create a rare oasis for many of our most-loved birds. Preserving the ancient oaks will help create more nesting sites for red-listed birds of highest concern such as lesser spotted woodpecker, marsh tit, and spotted flycatcher. Your regular donation is vital to make this possible.
Restore Sherwood’s glory
Two thirds of Sherwood’s woodland and heathland have vanished in the last 300 years. Now Sherwood is just one small island of woodland and heath. As a Guardian you will help achieve a long-term vision to grow Sherwood again – to connect up the forest and heath for wildlife and people to explore and enjoy. You will be helping to give the plants and animals found in Sherwood Forest a safe, secure and sustainable future.
See the wildlife you’ll protect as a Guardian
One of the joys of Sherwood Forest is the huge variety of birds and other wildlife that it supports – including many that are rare or seriously endangered. In this video you’ll discover how, as a Guardian of Sherwood, you can protect threatened species in this forest of legends.
Hear our new vision for Sherwood
In this RSPB podcast you can hear Robin Hood (AKA RSPB’s Ade Andrews) and Ross Frazer talk about the brand new Sherwood Forest visitor centre, discuss some fascinating new research that has been undertaken on the magnificent 1100-year old Major Oak, and discover some of the historical, conservation and ecological aspects of Sherwood Forest.