Registered Charity No: 281213 (England & Wales).

Established in 1913 we have been championing the science of ecology ever since. Our vision is for nature and people to thrive in a world inspired by ecology. With 6.500 members – many of them world leaders in their field - in 125 countries we bring together ecologists across regional and national boundaries.

In addition to our work supporting ground-breaking research through our eight acclaimed scientific journals and grant schemes, our members go into communities to share the excitement and importance of ecology. Every summer we take 30 talented 16-18 year olds from schools serving some of the most deprived communities in the UK on their first residential field trip. Over five busy days they are taught and mentored by leading ecologists and environmental scientists, all of whom give their services free of charge.

To support the next generation of ecologists by leaving a gift in your Will or by making a donation, please contact Paul Bower, Development Manager, British Ecological Society on 020 3994 8246 or email