It's time to tackle the nature and climate emergency
The recent COP26 climate conference in Glasgow has made it clearer than ever that it's time to act on the nature and climate emergency. By donating today, you can help to buy and manage vital land, including peatland and saltmarsh, to save wildlife and help tackle climate change.
Your donation will benefit nature, people and the planet
Restore powerful peatlands
By helping us restore healthy wet bogs on our uplands, you can protect some of our most threatened species like curlews, hen harriers and mountain hares. At the same time, you’ll be helping UK peatlands to keep three billion tonnes of carbon in the ground.
Right now, 80% of the UK's peatlands are in poor condition, which means that some are actually releasing carbon into the atmosphere. We urgently need your help to buy more peatlands in southern Scotland in 2022 and to improve bogs and moors across our uplands.
Reshape strong saltmarshes
Along our coasts strong saltmarshes help create wonderful homes for vulnerable avocets, redshanks and lapwings. They are also tough enough to absorb rising tides and protect entire towns and villages from flooding.
Saltmarshes can absorb four to five times as much carbon as an equivalent area of tropical rainforest. As sea levels continue to rise, we must urgently reshape even more of our coasts. In 2022, you could help us secure new areas of saltmarsh in places like Kent.
Nature needs more land now
Thanks to RSPB supporters like you, over the last 10 years, we’ve secured woodlands like Franchises Lodge in the New Forest, extended the heathlands of Arne in Dorset and restored saltmarsh at Mersehead near Dumfries.
At the same time, we’ve continued to improve and enhance over 200 nature reserves we already own and manage for wildlife. In 2022, and over the next decade, you can help us to buy and look after more land. Together, we can continue to make the world richer in nature and more resilient to the challenges of a changing climate.
Restore habitats | Save wildlife | Fight climate change
Please help buy and improve vital land for nature in 2022