If you’re like me and you don’t just want to enjoy wildlife passively but you actually want to “do your bit” and donate some money to environmental and conservation causes then you can do a lot worse than to join one or more charities.
Many of these charities do amazing work from managing habitats to lobbying governments and so you will really be making an impact by joining. A membership to one of these societies can also be an excellent gift idea for the passionate conservationist or naturalist.
Please note that the links will take you straight to their respective membership pages to find out more.
The following list are well-known charities within the UK but please feel free to make additions by leaving a comment at the bottom of this article.
Dedicated to maintaining sustainable populations of insects, spiders and earthworms. Click here to join.
Dedicated to saving wild butterflies, moths and their habitats throughout the UK. Click here to join.
Centre For Alternative Technology (CAT)
Aims to ‘inspire, inform, and enable’ people to live more sustainably. Click here to join.
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Saving endangered animals from extinction worldwide. Click here to join.
Exists to protect and promote England’s spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood. Click here to join.
Friends Of The Earth
Making life better for people by inspiring solutions to environmental problems. Click here to join.
Defends the natural world and promote peace by investigating, exposing and confronting environmental abuse, and championing environmentally responsible solutions. Click here to join.
Marine Conservation Society
Dedicated to the protection of the marine environment and its wildlife. Click here to join.
Protects special places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, for ever, for everyone. Click here to join.
People’s Trust For Endangered Species
Helps to ensure a future for many endangered species throughout the world. Click here to join.
Royal Society For The Protection Of Birds (RSPB)
Works to secure a healthy environment for birds and all wildlife, helping to create a better world for everyone. Click here to join.
Wildfowl And Wetlands Trust
A leading UK conservation organisation saving wetlands with nine UK wetland visitor centres, consulting and conservation teams working worldwide. Click here to join.
Working towards a country rich in native woods and trees enjoyed and valued by everyone. Click here to join.
World Land Trust
A wildlife conservation charity with a 20 year track record of successful rainforest projects. Click here to join.
Worldwide Fund For Nature (WWF)
Protects endangered wildlife and environments, tackles climate change and promotes sustainable use of resources. Click here to join.
Zoological Society Of London (ZSL)
Devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. Click here to join.