The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The RSPB is the UK's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will team with life once again. We play a leading role in BirdLife International, a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.
The RSPB’s work is driven by the passionate belief that:
  • Birds and wildlife enrich people's lives
  • The health of bird populations is indicative of the health of the planet, on which the future of the human race depends
  • Everyone has a responsibility to protect wildlife.
Minsmere is the RSPB’s flagship site. Located on the Suffolk coast, Minsmere offers families and birdwatchers a great day out. Nature trails take you through a variety of habitats to find the star wildlife species such as avocets, bearded tits, konik ponies, bitterns, otters, silver studded blue butterflies, marsh harriers and nightingales. Events are held all year, with family explorer backpacks and trail booklets available.
Natura People provides a unique opportunity for the RSPB to work with similar organisations in Europe. Together, conservation bodies can achieve so much more than they could hope to singly.  Birds and wildlife do not recognise geographical borders.  To save wildlife, the RSPB must work with partner organisations to provide a healthy, productive habitat where both rare and more common species can thrive.
  • Economic research - Natura People aims to improve the economic knowledge of partners, Natura 2000 site managers and local decision makers such as politicians and conservationists, so that they can make informed decisions about the management of the natural environment and heritage.  
  • Minsmere redevelopment - The RSPB is improving the visitor experience at Minsmere, providing a greater degree of access for people with mobility problems, families, schoolchildren and birdwatchers. 

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