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It's official. Nature is more under threat than ever before.

The places that nature calls home - where it raises a family and finds food - are being destroyed, exploited and polluted. As a nation we are losing our plant and animal species at unnatural speed.  

Nowhere is this trend more clearly highlighted than in the groundbreaking State of Nature report - the first report of its kind to bring together the work of 25 conservation organisations and provide a healthcheck of our wildlife.

The report reveals that 1 in 10 of all the wild plants, insects and animals studied have decreased in number over recent decades. But it also highlights the good work being done to turn the fortunes of our wildlife around.

It's no exaggeration to say that without RSPB nature reserves, the declines of some species could have been much worse. For example, back in 1992 there were 19 'booming' male bitterns in the UK, But last year there were 121, with 39 per cent on RSPB reserves.

Together we'll give nature a home for generations to come.

What we'll be doing

Reserves are not only fantastic places to visit, they are also incredibly important places for wildlife. By 2030, we must double the area of our existing reserve network, to protect more valuable wildlife habitat.

We’ve identified 2,500 hectares of wildlife habitats we must secure for nature this year. We need at least £500,000 to make that happen. 

Thanks to our brilliant supporters, we’ve raised £400,000 to date. If we can raise a further £100,000, we can ask our funding partners like the Heritage Lottery Fund, the EU’s Life+ programme and businesses to contribute as well. Your donation has the potential to unlock over £3 million of funding. 

Together we can achieve more. Together, we can give nature a home.

Donate now

Donating online is easy and ensures that more of your money is used for conservation.

Donate now

Or you can also donate by:

Telephone: Our Membership Services team can also take donations over the phone. Call 01767 693 680, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday

Post: We can accept donations by cheque too. Please make cheques payable to The RSPB and send them to: Homes for Nature Fund, The RSPB, The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL

Our target

With your help we need to raise £500,000

Why we need your help

  1. This year we’re aiming to secure 2,500 hectares of wetlands, woodlands, uplands and other habitats all over the UK. That's an area roughly the size of 3,500 football pitches where we can create homes for nature.
  2. So far, we’ve raised £400,000 of our £500,000 target. Please help us raise the last £100,000.
£10can unlock at least 500 square metres for nature*
£20can unlock at least 1000 square metres for nature*
£50can unlock at least 2500 square metres for nature*

What we're saving

Here are just a few of the species we can help together.