WOODLAND TRUST - The UK's leading conservation charity dedicated to the protection of our native woodland heritage. By acquiring sites and campaigning for woodland, we aim to conserve, restore and re-establish native woodland to its former glory. Currently we own and care for over 1,000 woods, covering over 50,000 acres. On average for every new member paying just £2.50 per month we can protect and care for half an acre of native woodland.
LEAGUE AGAINST CRUEL SPORTS - Founded in 1924, the League Against Cruel Sports is at the forefront of the campaign to end hunting and coursing of wild animals. The League has already enjoyed considerable success in gaining legal protection for Britain's wildlife. The League Against Cruel Sports aim to end the brutality of bloodsports and secure full legal protection for all our wild mammals and birds.
BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION - Butterfly Conservation exists to protect our wild butterflies and their habitats. Habitat destruction has been and remains the greatest threat facing butterflies. British Butterfly Conservation has many roles to perform: Conservation, Surveys, Research, Education, Lobbying and Re-establishments. The ultimate goal is the restoration of a balanced countryside, with butterflies and other wildlife returned to the profusion they, and we, once enjoyed.
FRIENDS OF THE EARTH - An organisation that has campaigned on many issues including; climate change, waste disposal, recycling, transport and road systems, nuclear waste disposal and endangered species, in order to give us a cleaner, safer, fairer world. Today, toxic pollution and untested genetically engineered foods, excessive consumerism and companies which put their profits before people are issues that Friends Of The Earth will campaign hard on, on your behalf.
COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING - Concerned with the animal welfare issues connected to the new systems of intensive farming that were becoming popular during the 1960's, dairy farmer Peter Roberts and his wife Anna, unable to convince major animal welfare societies to campaign against factory farming decided to do it themselves and Compassion in World Farming was born. CIWF campaign through peaceful protest and lobbying and by raising awareness of the issues of farm animal welfare.
GREENPEACE - Using non-violent confrontation to force change, Greenpeace continues to challenge the polluters and promote sustainable alternatives. Since 1971, Greenpeace has been at the forefront campaigning against issues such as; nuclear testing, whaling, the logging of ancient forests and the use of driftnets in European waters. An organisation that now has 2.6 million supporters in 158 countries; Greenpeace has consistently been a voice for people who want a cleaner, safer, greener world.
ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF BIRDS - The RSPB works for a healthy environment rich in birds and wildlife; it depends on the support and generosity of others to make a difference. While the main public face of the RSPB is the creation and management of nature reserves, of which there are over 100, to help birds and other wildlife, it does an enormous amount of work 'behind the scenes'. This includes debating with and advising Government on a range of issues that affect us all. Farmland is an important habitat for many species of birds and other wildlife. Changes in farming methods over the last 50 years or so have had a serious impact on wildlife and the countryside but many farmers are willing to farm in ways which help wildlife. The RSPB seeks the best possible protection for the UK's designated wildlife sites, through improved legislation and stronger site safeguard.
PEOPLES TRUST FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES - The People's Trust takes on a whole range of projects for endangered and threatened species and their habitats all over the world, as well as here in the UK. This work varies enormously from project to project and can be research into conservation problems or practical conservation work in the field. PTES owns and manages two very different reserves, Briddlesford Woods on the Isle of Wight and Rough Hill orchard in Worcestershire. Many British mammals have suffered dramatic declines in numbers, particularly in the last century. If enough isn't done soon, extinction is not a question of if but when.
FAUNA & FLORA INTERNATIONAL - In 1903, a group of British naturalists and sportsmen in Africa founded the first international conservation society. Their aim was to safeguard the future of southern Africa's large mammal populations, which had declined alarmingly as a result of over-hunting and expanding settlement. Almost a century later, the direct descendant of that society, continues to reflect the pioneering spirit of its founders. Fauna & Flora International acts to conserve threatened species and ecosystems world-wide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, are based on sound science and take account of human needs.
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