Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

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The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a charitable organisation registered in England and Wales and in Scotland.wikipedia
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Birds (disambiguation)

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It works to promote conservation and protection of birds and the wider environment through public awareness campaigns, petitions and through the operation of nature reserves throughout the United Kingdom.
Birds, the magazine of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Didsbury

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The Plumage League was founded by Emily Williamson at her house in Didsbury, Manchester, (now in Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden), as a protest group campaigning against the use of great crested grebe and kittiwake skins and feathers in fur clothing.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds was formed in Didsbury in 1889.

Emily Williamson

The Plumage League was founded by Emily Williamson at her house in Didsbury, Manchester, (now in Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden), as a protest group campaigning against the use of great crested grebe and kittiwake skins and feathers in fur clothing.
She was co-founder of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) with Eliza Phillips in 1891.

Eliza Phillips

The Fur, Fin and Feather Folk was founded in Croydon by Eliza Phillips, Etta Lemon, Catherine Hall and others.
Eliza Phillips (née Barron; 1823 – 18 August 1916) was an English animal activist and co-founder of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden

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The Plumage League was founded by Emily Williamson at her house in Didsbury, Manchester, (now in Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden), as a protest group campaigning against the use of great crested grebe and kittiwake skins and feathers in fur clothing.
Robert Williamson's old house, the Croft, was the location of the first meeting of the organisation later to become known as the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

Margaretta Louisa Lemon

The Fur, Fin and Feather Folk was founded in Croydon by Eliza Phillips, Etta Lemon, Catherine Hall and others.
Margaretta Louisa Lemon née Smith also known as Etta Lemon MBE (22 November 1860 – 8 July 1953) was an ornithologist and conservationist, most well known as a founding member of what is now the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

The Lodge RSPB reserve

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In 1961, the society acquired The Lodge in Sandy, Bedfordshire as its new headquarters.
RSPB The Lodge is a nature reserve run by the RSPB, named after the building there, The Lodge, which is their headquarters.

List of RSPB reserves

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The RSPB maintains over 200 reserves throughout the United Kingdom, covering a wide range of habitats, from estuaries and mudflats to forests and urban habitats.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is Europe's largest wildlife conservation charity.

Sandy, Bedfordshire

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In 1961, the society acquired The Lodge in Sandy, Bedfordshire as its new headquarters.
The headquarters of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is on the outskirts of the town, having moved to The Lodge in 1961.

Robert Gillmor

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The first version was designed by Robert Gillmor.
He has contributed to over 100 books, and in 2001 was a recipient of the RSPB Medal.

Environmentalism

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Today, the RSPB works with both the civil service and the Government to advise Government policies on conservation and environmentalism.
His advocacy for legislation to protect animals from hunting during the mating season led to the formation of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and influenced the passage of the Sea Birds Preservation Act in 1869 as the first nature protection law in the world.

Advocacy group

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The Plumage League was founded by Emily Williamson at her house in Didsbury, Manchester, (now in Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden), as a protest group campaigning against the use of great crested grebe and kittiwake skins and feathers in fur clothing.
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, founded in Manchester in 1889 to campaign against the 'barbarous trade in plumes for women's hats'.

Winifred Cavendish-Bentinck, Duchess of Portland

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The Society attracted support from some women of high social standing who belonged to the social classes that popularised the wearing of feathered hats, including the Duchess of Portland (who became the Society's first President) and the Ranee of Sarawak.
In 1891, she became the first (and longest serving) president of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and was vice-president of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Great crested grebe

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The Plumage League was founded by Emily Williamson at her house in Didsbury, Manchester, (now in Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden), as a protest group campaigning against the use of great crested grebe and kittiwake skins and feathers in fur clothing.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds was set up to help protect this species, which is again a common sight.

Birdwatching

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The reserves often have bird hides provided for birdwatchers and many provide visitor centres, which include information about the wildlife that can be seen there.
The Audubon Society was started to protect birds from the growing trade in feathers in the United States while the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds began in Britain.

National Council for Voluntary Youth Services

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The RSPB is a member of The National Council for Voluntary Youth Services.
Through its funding from the Youth Social Action Journey Fund, NCVYS has partnered with The Canal & River Trust, The National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs and The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds to deliver the Action Squad Programme.

Charles Tunnicliffe

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From the mid-1950s, many of the covers were by Charles Tunnicliffe.
From March 1953, he painted many of the cover illustrations for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds's (RSPB) magazine Bird Notes, and several for the later Birds magazines.

Ornithology

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As the organisation began to attract the support of many other influential figures, both male and female, such as the ornithologist Professor Alfred Newton, it gained in popularity and attracted many new members.
Organizations were started in many countries, and these grew rapidly in membership, most notable among them being the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) in Britain and the Audubon Society in the US, which started in 1885.

BirdTrack

BirdTrack is an online citizen science website, operated by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) on behalf of a partnership of the BTO, the RSPB, BirdWatch Ireland, the Scottish Ornithologists' Club and the Welsh Ornithological Society (Cymdeithas Adaryddol Cymru).
BirdTrack is an online citizen science website, operated by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) on behalf of a partnership of the BTO, the RSPB, BirdWatch Ireland, the Scottish Ornithologists' Club and the Welsh Ornithological Society (Cymdeithas Adaryddol Cymru).

Alfred Newton

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As the organisation began to attract the support of many other influential figures, both male and female, such as the ornithologist Professor Alfred Newton, it gained in popularity and attracted many new members.
Newton was a prominent supporter and member of the Society for the Protection of Birds (later, 1903, the RSPB) from its inception in 1889, and carried on a long campaign to influence women against the fashion of adorning their hats with the flight feathers of raptors and other fine birds.

Kate Humble

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Humble served as President of the RSPB from 2009 until 2013.

Julian Pettifer

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He was President of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and is Vice President of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts and the RSPB.

Peter Conder

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Peter Conder OBE – Secretary 1963. Director 1964–1975
Peter Conder, OBE (20 March 1919 – 8 October 1993) was a British ornithologist and conservationist known predominantly for his contribution as Director of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

Pied avocet

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The RSPB's logo depicts an Avocet.
Its successful recolonisation at Minsmere, Suffolk, in 1947 led to its adoption as the logo of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

Scottish Ornithologists' Club

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BirdTrack is an online citizen science website, operated by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) on behalf of a partnership of the BTO, the RSPB, BirdWatch Ireland, the Scottish Ornithologists' Club and the Welsh Ornithological Society (Cymdeithas Adaryddol Cymru).
The building is named after George Waterston (1911–1980), an ornithologist and conservationist who was Director of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) in Scotland.