The Butterfly Conservation has been working to save threatened butterflies and moths for over 40 years. They are a dedicated team of over 15,00 active volunteers and have employed over 80 people, including many highly qualified scientists - making them the world's largest research institute for butterflies and moths! Their amazing landscape-scale projects have made it possible for them to recover several of our most threatened butterflies and moths, including the Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Forester moths. They also play a leading role in a broad partnership which has successfully reintroduced the Large Blue to the UK after it became extinct. Their mission is to recover threatened butterflies and moths, increase numbers of widespread species, inspire people to understand and deliver species conservation, and promote international conservation actions. Donations will help towards a world where butterflies and moths thrive and can be enjoyed by everyone, forever. Please click here to find out more about this charity.
SEE Turtles is a charity that protects endangered sea turtles throughout Latin America and the world, by supporting community-based conservation efforts. They launched in 2008 as the world’s first effort to protect these species through ecotourism. Their Billion Baby Turtles program is truly remarkable, providing support for important turtle nesting beaches and helping to save more than 4 million hatchlings! They also provide volunteer and financial support for conservation efforts, and their school programs help teachers and students learn about these incredible animals and how to protect them. Please click here to find out more about this charity.
Sea Shepherd UK is a registered marine conservation charity whose primary mission is to end the destruction of habitats and illegal killing of wildlife around the UK's coastline and across the world’s oceans. They are actively engaging in campaigns to help defend and restore coastal and marine areas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced oceanic ecosystems, Sea Shepherd UK works to ensure their survival for future generations. They aim to accomplish these goals through public education, investigation and documentation.Please click here to find out more about this charity.The Bumblebee Conservation Trust:
Bumblebee Conservation Trust is a registered charity in both England and Wales (No.1115634) and Scotland (Scottish Charity No.SC042830) and a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales (No. 05618710). The story of bumblebees over the past century has been one of decline. These declines have occurred mainly because of large-scale changes to the way the countryside is managed, the public demand for cheap food and the need for ever-greater quantities of food and crops. Many of their projects continue work within the rare bumblebee zones where the Great yellow bumblebee or the Shrill carder bee (two of the rarest bumblebee species in the UK) are still found. Additionally, they expanded into the Midlands in search of the Bilberry bumblebee with their Pollinating the Peak project. This landmark project launched the Bumblebee Education Experience (B.E.E) in 2018, bringing bumblebees and pollination to the forefront of secondary school education. They are also part of the Rethink Nature partnership, a group of leading science conservation organisations. Please click here to find out more about this charity.
David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation is a highly effective wildlife charity, established in 1984, funding key conservation projects across Africa and Asia. As you probably know, we are currently witnessing staggering rates of global biodiversity loss, and so environmental and wildlife protection has never been more important in safeguarding the future health of our planet. Their mission is to fight wildlife crime, protect endangered species and engage with local communities. DSWF’s conservation portfolio focuses on eight core species of endangered and threatened mammals across Africa and Asia; elephants, pangolins, rhinos, tigers, painted dogs, chimpanzees, snow leopards and lions. Please click here to find out more about this charity.Bugslife:
Buglife is the only organisation in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates. They are actively working to save Britain’s rarest little animals; everything from bees to beetles, worms to woodlice and jumping spiders to jellyfish. There are more than 40,000 invertebrate species in the UK, and many of these are under threat as never before. Invertebrates are vitally important to a healthy planet – humans and other life forms simply could not survive without them. But they are facing an extinction crisis. Buglife’s aim is to halt the extinction of invertebrate species and to achieve sustainable populations of invertebrates. They are aiming to achieve this by promoting the environmental importance of invertebrates and raising awareness about the challenges to their survival, developing knowledge about how to conserve invertebrates and undertaking practical conservation projects that will contribute to achieving their aim. Please click here to find out more about this charity.
Currumbin Wildlife Hospital opened 31 years ago and has grown to be one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world. It admits over 12, 000 animals a year, including almost 600 koalas. The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital’s mission is to treat, rehabilitate and release sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife and is a service that is provided free of charge to the community. There have been 140,000 admissions in the hospital over the last 20 years and this figure continues to rise. The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital relies on community donations to continue its vital work. Please click here to find out more about this charity.Born Free Foundation:
The Born Free Foundation is an animal charity, passionate about the wild animal welfare and compassionate conservation. It was founded by Virginia McKenna, Will Travers and Bill Travers in 1984. They are an amazing charity who work tirelessly to stop the exploitation and suffering of individual animals living in captivity or in the wild. They also promote compassionate conservation to enhance the survival of threatened species in the wild and protect natural habitats. As a leading wildlife charity, they oppose the exploitation of wild animals in captivity and campaign to keep them where they belong - in the wild. They have been involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of countless animals, saving them from a life of suffering in often appalling captive conditions. Please click here to find out more about this charity.The Wolf Conservation Center:
The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental organization located in South Salem, New York. Through education, advocacy, and species recovery, the WCC works to provide a better world for wolves across North America. As a participant in the federal Species Survival Programs for the critically endangered red wolf and the endangered Mexican gray wolf, the WCC provides a comfortable and nurturing home for wolves as they await their opportunity for a wild life. You can learn more about the WCC’s mission at www.nywolf.org and view their 24/7 live-streaming wolf webcams at www.nywolf.org/webcams.Parrot Trust Scotland:
Parrot Trust Scotland registered charity SC041254 run entirely by volunteers, is dedicated to improving the welfare and wellbeing of parrots using compassion, education, rehabilitation, support and protection. The longevity and complexity of these intelligent animals can sadly lead to parrots being rehomed multiple times during their lifetime. Through provision of education and behavioural advice, we assist owners to understand the challenges of keeping parrots and encourage them to consider the potential problems from a parrot's viewpoint. Where required, regardless of reason or circumstance, our rehoming and adoption programme finds new loving homes. Our charity works with other animal charities nationally and internationally to develop knowledge and forge support networks, therefore improving the lives and happiness of parrots worldwide. Please click here to find out more about this charity.
The West Coast Penguin Trust, founded in 2006, strives to conserve penguins and other seabirds on the West Coast. It was formed by local residents concerned at the decline in Blue Penguin populations. Their work has now extended to the second coast penguin, the Fiordland crested penguin, and to other threatened seabirds. The Trust conducts research into the ecology of both penguins in order to better understand their needs and threats to them. They also carry out practical conservation projects that benefit both coastal wildlife and the community. Please click here to find out more about this charity.
Gearing Up 4 Gorillas is a registered charity based in Dorset, Southern England. They are the only UK charity that focuses 100% on the conservation of the rare Mountain Gorilla in Virunga National Park, Eastern DR Congo, by providing funding and equipment to the rangers whose job it is to protect them. Mountain Gorillas are classed as critically endangered, the total population in DR Congo, Rwanda and Uganda, is estimated to be in the order of just 800+. They are dedicated to supporting the rangers of Virunga National Park and the conservation of Mountain Gorillas. Over 150 rangers have been killed in the line of duty in the last 15 years, and so Gearing Up 4 Gorillas send funding for specific projects to enable them to carry out their work effectively and safely. They are also consistently working to raise awareness of the threats of Mountain Gorillas. Please click here to find out more about this charity.
Dogs for Good became a registered charity in 1988, and have come a long way in their 30 year history. The founder, Frances Hay, had a vision to help disable people by training assistance dogs to make daily life easier, and create a world in which everyone and every community is able to benefit from the help of a trained dog. They also provide advice and support to those who want a pet dog that can help them overcome specific challenges within their family. They are constantly exploring new ways in which their assistance dogs can help people, and are committed to achieving high standards and advancing best practice within their charity. In addition to this, they work hard to ensure the health and happiness of their dogs, and would never knowingly compromise their welfare. Please click here to find out more about this charity.
Beloved Rabbits is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, formed in March 2019. Their primary goal is to improve the welfare standards of domestic rabbits in Scotland. This is achieved through the provision of a number of services including rabbit rescue and rehoming, adoption, bonding services, care advice and general rabbit welfare education services. The charity is operated with over 80 volunteers, with plans to open a dedicated premise to supplement the foster care network and enhance the services available. As well as the rescue, they have a very active education and awareness programme. They do not have any paid staff, and every volunteer gives up their time and skills for free to help the charity deliver our aims. That means every penny donated goes straight back into delivering our rabbit welfare services. Please click here to find out more about this charity.
ALERT is a non-profit organisation, dedicated to the conservation of the African Lion and the ecosystems on which the species rely on; the rate of decline in lion populations was 43% between 1993 and 2014. The surrounding communities which lie alongside the protected areas, have a very important involvement. Their conservation education and classroom support allows them the opportunity to spread the importance of conservation to the young, and to involve teachers, community leaders and children in caring for wildlife and the environment. Please click here to find out more about this charity.
The Sloth Institute, located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, focuses on the research, education and release of hand-raised and injured sloths back to the rainforest. The Sloth Institute also collaborates with Toucan Rescue Ranch to release their hand-raised orphaned sloths. Their mission is to enhance and expand the welfare and conservation of sloths. They put research into captive, wild and recently released sloths, including collaborations with conservationists and scientists around the world. They also provide education to generate and disseminate responsible information about sloths. In addition to this, they have conservation programs that negate human encroachment issues impacting sloths’ welfare and habitat. Please click here to find out more about this charity.
Pandas International is a nonprofit organization, to ensure the preservation and propagation of the endangered Giant Panda. The Giant Panda, one of the most delightful and captivating of animals, is also one of the most endangered. The best scientific estimates indicate that there are less than 2,200 Giant Pandas remaining in the world today. Pandas International provides public awareness and education, support for research, habitat preservation and enhancement, and assistance to Giant Panda Centers. Their goals are to ensure that not one captive or wild panda is lost; that the species propagates and thrives; and that their habitat is preserved in a responsible and sustainable manner. Please click here to find out more about this charity.
Red Squirrels Northern England are the lead organisation working to protect red squirrels in the northern counties, where red squirrels can still be found in the wild; a project partnership between the Northern Wildlife Trusts, Forestry Commission, Red Squirrel Survival Trust and Natural England. Crucially, they also work with a network of community red squirrel groups across northern England who work under the collective banner of Northern Red Squirrels. They invest in and empower local community-led conservation, lead networks of red and grey squirrel monitoring programmes, whilst collaborating with partners to share knowledge and develop new approaches to conserving red squirrels. Please click here to find out more about this charity.
Helping Rhinos is a charity passionate about helping Rhinos to survive at sustainable levels in their natural habitat. Rhinos now face their biggest challenge as they are killed for their horns and their natural habitat now restricted, but Helping Rhinos are committed to helping the species survive for future generations. They work hard to preserve or develop new habitat for Rhinos and other species and protect them from poaching. In addition to this, they sustain the species via sustainable projects, and provide information and education to local communities and broader populations as to why this is important. Please click here to find out more about this charity.
Hedgehog Hospital - Shepreth Wildlife Conservation Charity:
The ‘common’ hedgehog is under threat due to habitat loss and fragmentation, pesticide use, road traffic, and also natural impact. SWCC runs an onsite Hedgehog Hospital for the treatment and rehabilitation of hedgehogs brought in by the public before release back into the wild - they are brought in from locations such as Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire, as well as from surrounding areas, such as Greater London, Suffolk and Bedfordshire. The Hedgehog Hospital Project is currently run by a small number of hospital staff, volunteers, animal keepers and SWCC Trustees. The Hospital educates visitors to the Wildlife Park about the project and the species through interpretation displayed on the building, their website and through a programme working with local schools. If you find an injured, sick or orphaned hedgehog, please call their Emergency Hospital Line on 07947 361187. Please click here to find out more about this charity.
The Owls Trust is an amazing organisation, rescuing and protecting owls and birds of prey. They became a registered charity in 2001, in North Wales. Their collection of owls and other birds of prey have grown considerably since then. In 2011, The Owls Trust added a further area to its operations; the North West of England. Here, a group of dedicated trustees and volunteers are continuing the work of The Owls Trust as the Lancashire Hub. Each year, The Owls Trust receives a huge number of owls, hawks and falcons requiring remedial care. Many of these have been shot, caught in traps, entangled in barbed wire, poisoned by toxic chemicals, hit by cars...the list sadly goes on. But with the help of their staff and veterinarians, the birds are cared for until they are capable of returning to their natural environment. Please click here to find out more about this charity.
Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity, committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people; they campaign, research, and influence policy and practice. We live in a country where the number of young people presenting at A&E with urgent mental health needs has tripled in the last ten years, where a quarter of young women have a diagnosable mental health problem and where suicide is the single biggest killer of boys and young men. Their purpose is to stop young people’s mental health reaching a crisis point; working towards a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health. Please click here to find out more about this charity.
Papyrus is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, founded in 1997 by a mother following the loss of her son to suicide. Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – under 35 in the UK. Every year, many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling. Papyrus are looking towards a society which speaks openly about suicide and has the resources to help young people who may have suicidal thoughts. Aiming to reduce the number of people who take their own lives, they provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through their helpline, HOPELINEUK. Please click here to find out more about this charity.
Joshua Nolan Foundation is a charity based in Scotland, who believes it is possible to prevent every suicide. The decision to start the Joshua Nolan Foundation came after founder and mother, Laura Nolan, lost her son to suicide. Having experienced first hand such a tragedy, she wanted to find new and better ways to support others in Scotland who might be struggling with thoughts of suicide, and those who are affected by suicide. Laura found that she was left with little support. Discovering that after waiting 18 months to meet with a counsellor, they were unable to help as they did not have the right training to support her. They now also help others in need of support by a trauma trained therapist or counsellor and promote awareness of mental wellbeing and illness for all ages and gender identity. Please click here to find out more about this charity.
One Tree Planted is a non-profit charity with a focus on global reforestation, which started in 2014. As an environmental charity, they are dedicated to making it easier for individuals and businesses to give back to the environment, to create a healthier climate, protect biodiversity and help reforestation efforts around the world- all by planting trees! In 2019, they were able to get more trees into the ground than ever before - 4 million! They now work with reforestation partners in North America, South America, Asia, and Africa who help them get trees in the ground to restore forests after fires and floods, create jobs, build communities, and protect habitat for biodiversity. Please click here to find out more about this charity.Little Village:
Little Village is similar to a food bank, but instead, it offers clothes, toys and equipment for babies and children up to the age of 5. Every item is a gift, given with love, from one family to another. They launched in 2016, and have since supported 8,000 visits from families across London. They are based in London, with hubs in Camden, Wandsworth and Southwark; providing a warm, supportive community for the families they see, their values of love, solidarity and sustainability underpin everything they do. Their vision is that no child in the capital is without the essential things they need to thrive, and that every parent can play a part in achieving that goal. They aim to make it as easy as possible for families to help one another when times are tough, by building small, warm communities of parents that can support each other across the global city. Please click here to find out more about this charity.The Trussell Trust:
The Trussell Trust, founded in 1997 by Carol and Paddy Henderson, support a network of food banks across the UK, each providing emergency food to people in crisis. In the UK, more than 14 million people are living in poverty – including 4.5 million children. The Trussell Trust supports more than 1,200 food bank centres in the UK, to provide a minimum of three days’ nutritionally-balanced emergency food to people who have been referred in crisis; during the coronavirus pandemic, food banks have seen needs rise even further. Their vision is a future without the need for food banks - but they know it takes more than food to end hunger. So they recently launched their five year strategic plan- by working together for change, they believe it is achievable. Please click here to find out more about this charity.Refuge:
Refuge is a charity committed to a world where domestic violence and violence against women and girls is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety. They opened the world’s first safe house for women and children escaping domestic violence in Chiswick, West London, in 1971. Since then, Refuge has led the campaign against domestic violence. They have grown to become the country’s largest single provider of specialist domestic and gender-based violence services and support over 6,000 women and children on any given day. Helping those who have experienced violence and abuse is at the core of everything they do. They aim to empower women and children to rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear, providing a range of life-saving and life-changing services. A voice for the voiceless. Please click here to find out more about this charity.
The Hygiene Bank is a people-powered charity and social movement, grounded in community. At The Hygiene Bank, they believe it is not right that feeling clean should be a luxury or a privilege for anyone in our society, yet many are living in poverty and cannot afford to stay clean. That is why their network of projects exists – to give people access to the basics they need. Their passion stems from the injustice that people may be unable to fully participate in society due to hygiene poverty; which is why they work to inspire social change. Please click here to find out more about this charity.
Cruse Bereavement Care, founded in 1959, is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, committed to being a diverse and inclusive charity that is accessible to all sections of society. Their vision is that all bereaved people have somewhere to turn when they need someone. Their mission is to offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and to enhance society’s care of bereaved people. They have a Freephone national helpline, and a website (hopeagain.org.uk) specifically for children and young people. Their services are provided by a network of 5,000 trained volunteers. Cruse also provides training and consultancy for external organisations and for those who may encounter bereaved people in the course of their work. Please click here to find out more about this charity.Surfers Against Sewage: