The RSPB is the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We play a leading role in BirdLife International, a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.

RSPB and the Sustainable Development Goals


Goal 1: works in Gola Rainforest National Park in Liberia on sustainable livelihoods and better natural resource management solutions to reduce tropical deforestation through sustainable collaborative management, sustainable financing mechanisms, and cocoa, rubber, and oil palm tropical commodities.

Goal 2: owns the 450-acre ‘Hope Farm’ (Cambridge, UK), managed to develop new farming techniques which will allow wildlife and modern farming methods to co-exist in practice.

Goal 3: engages with research and policy expertise looking at the health and wellbeing benefits of access to nature.

Goal 4: has over 195,000 youth members and runs a dedicated Schools Outreach Programme which aims to connect young people to nature.

Goal 5: has an internal equality and diversity programme.

Goal 6: is involved in the development of UK and EU water policies and actively promotes these instruments and their effective implementation.

Goal 7: 2050 Energy Vision report aims to ensure that the potential impacts to the natural environment are minimised in the UK’s low carbon transition.

Goal 8: has extensive expertise working on financial and economic sustainability issues such as the concept of natural capital.

Goal 9: are actively engaged in several projects to improve planning processes and promote more environmentally sensitive infrastructure.

Goal 10: works to promote equality within and among countries, through advocating for ambitious social and environmental standards in trade agreements.

Goal 11: works in partnership with Barratt Developments plc. to develop and integrate building modifications and green infrastructure to benefit nature across 2450 new homes.

Goal 12: provided lessons learned on how sustainable supply chains can be best achieved to key commodity certification bodies from our conservation delivery work in West Africa and Indonesia. Internally is aspiring to sustainable procurement across the whole of the organisations operations.

Goal 13:  is actively engaged with the UNFCCC talks. Is safeguarding two large areas of tropical forest in West Africa and Indonesia and trialling climate finance solutions, such as REDD+ mechanisms, for the sustainable financing of the forests.

Goal 14: is working across the UK’s Overseas Territories to advocate for an ambitious network of marine protected areas, in 2016 UK commitments were announced reinforcing a vision for a world-leading “Blue Belt” protecting over two million km2 of British waters.

Goal 15: this goal is core to what we do and integrated across all of our work and objectives as an organisation.

Goal 16: actively works to ensure key institutions in the UK and EU uphold and improve their transparency.

Goal 17: work has included strengthening the implementation of global and regional environmental agreements and frameworks.

And much more!

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