The RSPB is a charity, founded in 1889 and run by a Council of volunteers.

The RSPB is a non-statutory body incorporated by Royal Charter. The Charter was originally granted in 1904 and, together with the Statutes, provides the rules and guidelines under which the RSPB operates. We endeavour to manage our affairs efficiently and transparently.

Passionate about nature, dedicated to saving it. Since we started on our mission in 1889, the threats to nature have continued to grow, but we've grown to meet them too.

We’re now the largest nature conservation charity in the country, consistently delivering successful conservation, forging powerful new partnerships with other organisations and inspiring others to stand up and give nature the home it deserves. 

Our mission

Nature is in big trouble, but we've got big plans to save it.

From now until 2030, we'll be focusing on some ambitious plans and targets - working together with you and our partners to collectively change the fate of nature.

Homes for nature

Reserves are at the heart of what we do. They're vital to our conservation work and priceless spaces for everyone to get close to nature.

We believe they work best when they connect with wild spaces and habitats in the wider landscape. That's why we'll be working to make bigger, better, more joined up homes.

We have the ambition to double our land-holding by 2030.

Species recovery

Nature is in desperate trouble. Species numbers have declined dramatically in recent years and it's vital we work together to help their recovery.

We'll continue to focus on our priority list of species and help nurture their recovery, through a combination of research, partnerships, landscape-scale conservation and policy work.


Jobs with RSPB

Directory sectors: conservation & wildlife