RSPB memberships costs from as little as £30 a year for adults and, as well as helping protect the UK’s birds and countryside members also receive an exclusive members magazine, entry to over 100 reserves and a free seed feeder or bird handbook. If members pay by direct debit they can also get 15 months membership for the price of 12.
The Aspinall Foundation is devoted to protecting endangered animals, and where possible returning back to protected areas in the wild. Many animal species throughout the world are becoming increasingly rare and endangered through loss of natural habitat, poaching and pollution.The charity manages the Port Lympne and Howletts Wild Animal Parks located in Kent. In addition to well-established overseas projects in the Republic of Congo and Gabon, and more recent developing projects in Indonesia and Madagascar
Guide dogs have been bringing independence and mobility to blind and partially-sighted people for over 75 years, and today there are more than 4,700 guide dog partnerships in the UK. Each year Guide Dogs breeds around 1,000 puppies, which spend their first year in the homes of volunteers, before working with specialist trainers who teach them the skills needed to guide a visually-impaired person. This takes about six months, including several weeks training with the new owner. A guide dog has a working life of around six-and-a-half years, and it’s not unusual for someone to have five or more dogs over their lifetime.