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How your membership helps us


Our team of dedicated scientists couldn't conduct their vital, ground-breaking research without the support of our members.

Below are just some of the ways in which the income we receive from membership is spent:

Wader Research - Lapwings

In fully managed sites that provide great habitat and protection from predators, waders like lapwings are three times more likely to raise a chick.

£7 covers the cost of buying and placing a miniature temperature logger in the bottom of an endangered Lapwing’s nest; it can be recovered if the nest is disturbed to inform the likely cause of damage.

Farmbird & Songbird Research

Supplementary feeding during the winter increases bird numbers by more than half. A recent GWCT study suggests that almost half the grain was consumed by rats, squirrels and other species.

£12 covers the cost of capturing, downloading and tagging 400 images, providing a critical insight into the performance of feed hoppers supporting our farmland birds.

Woodcock Research

Our pioneering Woodcock project involves tracking 
migration paths using satellite tagging technology, helping us to understand and promote woodcock conservation in the UK.

£15 will pay to fit a satellite tag to one mysterious woodcock so we can monitor its amazing migratory journeys of up to 4,000 miles each year.

Salmon Research

To reverse the 70% decline in returning salmon numbers over the last 20 years we need to identify which environmental conditions in fresh water rivers best prepare them for survival at sea.

£10 covers the cost of tagging enough fish to send one juvenile salmon to sea, monitor their departure for Greenland and their return one, two or even three years later.

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