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 SPAB was founded by William Morris in 1877 to campaign against threats to historic buildings. Today, it is the UK’s oldest and most expert building conservation charity. We still work to encourage a practical and sympathetic approach to the repair and maintenance of old buildings.
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.
The English countryside is astonishingly beautiful, with its rolling green fields and picturesque villages - yet every year a little more is lost forever to poorly planned development. Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is fighting for a beautiful and thriving countryside for everyone to enjoy, now and in the future.
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.
The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT), based at its purpose-built Centre at Parke, Bovey Tracey, Devon, is committed to ensuring the long-term future of the traditional, single colour Dartmoor Pony on Dartmoor. Numbers are now so low that we are in danger of losing one of Britain’s native ponies from the land of its origin.
We investigate and campaign against environmental crime and abuse. Our undercover investigations expose transnational wildlife crime, with a focus on elephants, pangolins and tigers and forest crimes such as illegal logging and deforestation for cash crops such as palm oil. We work to safeguard global marine ecosystems by addressing the threats posed by plastic pollution, bycatch and commercial exploitation of whales, dolphins and porpoises.