Turtle Dove Extinction Appeal

Our target £265000
220000
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Time is running out for turtle doves...

Please support our work to save them from extinction in the UK. 

Our turtle doves simply don’t have enough food to raise a family. As the wildflower seeds they feed on have been lost from our fields and farms, turtle doves have disappeared too. 

We need to give them back the seeds, hedgerows and ponds they need. You can help put measures in place in key turtle dove friendly areas across southern and eastern England.

Since 1995 we’ve lost 94% of turtle doves in the UK. No UK bird is declining faster. The danger of extinction in the UK is real. Your help is urgently needed.

Please support our work to save turtle doves

94%

of UK turtle doves have been lost since 1995

51%

decline in breeding range between 1970s and 2000s

Below 5000

Fewer than 5,000 breeding pairs are left in the UK

Don’t let turtle doves fade away

The unique beauty of the turtle dove could soon disappear from the UK forever. Your donation can help prevent this.

The unique beauty of the turtle dove could soon disappear from the UK forever. Your donation can help prevent this.

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Please support our turtle dove work

£25

can help provide supplementary seeds for turtle doves at key breeding sites, so they have enough food to raise young

£50

can help work with farmers and landowners to provide a mix of wildflowers and weeds to give turtle doves seed to feed on

£75

can help advise farmers and landowners on providing and maintaining water and dense scrub or hedgerow nesting sites that turtle doves need

The time to save turtle doves is NOW!

Our work could feed, home and protect our turtle doves in the UK ready for their long migration to Africa.

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Please sow the seed of change with your gift today. Unless we act now we face the tragedy of losing the turtle dove from our shores forever.