The RSPB was founded as a campaigning organisation, by women seeking to ban the trade in wild bird plumages for hats that was driving species to extinction in the late 19th century. It took the Society’s early campaigners 32 years to secure that first major victory, the Importation of Plumage (Prohibition) Act, and we’re still in it for the long haul today.
Our HQ campaigns team is made up of Steven Roddy, Steph Landymore and Kim Matthews – our job is to help you get involved in influencing the decisions that affect the wildlife you care about. You can find out about our campaigns here, and on the campaigning web pages: www.rspb.org.uk/campaignwithus.
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Help us turn red hearts green around Valentine's Day — show the love for the things you care about that are at risk from climate change.
We know that climate change is one of the biggest threats our wildlife faces. But doom and gloom messages make it seem remote, a long way off and difficult to engage with. Show the Love week starts conversations about how climate change is already affecting what we love, and celebrates what people are already doing to tackle it, from their homes and communities to our nature reserves to governments. Only by working together can we protect the things we love.
Show the Love week runs from 6-14 February across the UK. Over 25 of our reserves are showing the love, from talking about sign of climate change on their reserve and giving out Show the Love stickers, to running reserve trails, crafted heart workshops and selling special #showthelove cakes and biscuits. Check out our website to see where activities are happening: www.rspb.org.uk/showthelove.
Thanks so very much to the incredible staff, volunteers and supporters who've made a staggering number of beautiful hearts - we had almost 400 this year! They'll be worn by celebrities and politicians, including Species Champions in England, Wales and Scotland and RSPB staff across the country.
Forest Green Rovers football club will also be dedicating their home match against Stevenage on 13 February to the RSPB, and our staff will be at the match giving out green heart 'show the love' stickers and helping families make pine cone bird feeders.
You can show your love by:
Show the Love is led by The Climate Coalition (TCC) which, together with its sister organisations Stop Climate Chaos Scotland and Stop Climate Chaos Cymru, is the UK's largest group of people dedicated to climate action. With over 130 organisations, including the RSPB (a founding member), National Trust, Women's Institute, Oxfam, UNICEF, WWF, Wildlife Trusts, Plantlife, Woodland Trust and many more, the Coalition has a combined supporter base of over 15 million. The Coalition reaches across the UK to show our love for the things we want to protect from climate change, and to ask politicians to put aside their differences and commit to doing whatever is necessary to protect them.