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RSPB LogoRoyal Society for the Protection of Birds

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a registered charity: England and Wales no. 207076, Scotland no. SC037654

The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten your environment.  From saving lapwings to tackling climate change, working alongside farmers to stopping India’s vultures going extinct – welcome to the RSPB, a million voices for nature.Campaigns include managing climate change, stopping the illegal persecution of birds of prey and gaining better protection for marine life.The charity advises farmers and helps them secure nature grants. And it protects wildlife sites against inappropriate development.You can get close to amazing nature at its 200-plus nature reserves and be wowed at one of its new Date With Nature wildlife viewing schemes.The RSPB researches nature’s problems, finds solutions and convinces politicians and decision makers to make a difference for wildlife and the environment.

Activites and Services:

  • Over 1 million members: including over 170,000 juniors and teenage members
  • Local RSPB groups and Wildlife Explorer Groups in Oxfordshire run: practical projects, indoor and outdoor events, competitions, family events and free access to RSPB nature reserves.
  • Activities across the county include, bringing back wading birds and farmland wildlife.
  • Its Otmoor nature reserve, near Beckley, is one of the finest wildlife sites in southern England.
  • Education: resources linked to the national curriculum, free teachersīpacks and events.
  • Volunteering opportunities for practical conservation on reserves and office work.
  • Groups attend local events to raise awareness of the RSPB and conservation issues, and are involved in fundraising for RSPB projects

Geographic coverage:

Based in Banbury, the regional team covers 13 counties across the Midlands including Oxfordshire

Key contacts:

46 The Green, South Bar, Banbury, OX16 8HE. Tel: 01295 253330

Rachel Wheeler,  Youth and Education Officer: 01295 676450 or [email protected]
Emma Droy, Volunteering Development Officer: 01295 676458 or [email protected]
Frank Lucas,  Conservation Manager: 01295 676465  or  [email protected]

Local Group Contacts
Ian Kilshaw, Oxford  Group Tel: 01869 601901
Phil Morris,  Vale of White Horse Group Tel: 01367 710285
Tabby Lucas - Hook Norton Kestrels Wildlife Explorer Group - c/o [email protected] or 01295    676450


Geographical coverage - For organisations that have a geographical coverage that stretches beyond Oxfordshire, the most accessible contact for Oxfordshire activities is listed. M - These groups run a membership subscription scheme, but will very often provide initial advice free of charge NL - Newsletter This Directory may not provide the total coverage of the activities of the groups listed. It concentrates on environmental and nature conservation activities. Disclaimer:ONCF cannotaccept liability for any losses due to the inaccuracy of any information in this Directory.