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.
The National Trust was founded in 1895 by three people committed to preserving our nation's precious heritage and open spaces. More than 120 years later, these values are still at the heart of everything we do. We strive to safeguard special places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland and open them up for everyone to enjoy.
The Natural History Museum welcomes over 4.5 million visitors each year to enjoy our collections and engaging displays, inspiring a love of our natural world. The Museum is also a global centre for scientific research, with 350 scientists running a range of initiatives that aim to solve the challenges facing our planet and humanity.
At the Open Spaces Society, Britain’s oldest national conservation body, we have campaigned to protect commons, greens and paths for more than 150 years. All these are under threat in various ways including from neglect, illegal obstructions and the pressure of new developments. Any gift, large or small, makes a vital difference and enables us to defend the open spaces and paths which are some of our nation’s finest assets.
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings gives our built heritage a bright future. Through our campaigning and training, research and repair we keep old buildings useful, beautiful and part of people’s lives. From cottages to castles and from churches to cathedrals we are here to help buildings and the people who care for them.
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was established because of serious concerns about the ‘plight of the bumblebee’. In the last 80 years our bumblebee populations have crashed. Two species have become nationally extinct and several others have declined dramatically. Bumblebees are familiar and much-loved insects that pollinate our crops and wildflowers, so people are rightly worried.
Bees are vital to our future and for a healthy planet, but currently face many threats. The purpose of the Trust is to support research and to encourage young scientists through the provision of grants for projects that benefit bees and beekeeping in Britain. Funding studentships is particularly effective as these not only add to our knowledge of honey bee biology but also enable talented young people to become the bee scientists of the future.
CPRE is the countryside charity that campaigns to promote, enhance and protect the countryside for everyone’s benefit, wherever they live. We are proud of our past and continue to be inspired by the same principles and passions that motivated our founders almost a century ago. With a local CPRE in every county, we work with communities, businesses and government to find positive and lasting ways to help the countryside thrive - today and for generations to come.
Over a billion people across the world depend on forests and trees for their livelihoods. Tropical forests are also home to rare and wonderful wildlife and medicinal plants. They provide shelter to Indigenous Peoples and local communities. They protect our climate. Young foresters in Commonwealth countries across the world are working on the frontline to conserve nature and manage trees and woodlands.
The challenges of building a humane and sustainable world have never been greater. Against a backdrop of a population explosion and soaring food prices, intensive livestock farming poses a very real threat to our planet. Greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, biodiversity loss and water scarcity are all disastrous consequences of factory farming.