The pace at which we are transforming the planet is a life-threatening problem for biodiversity. Songbirds cannot keep up with the change and although they can adapt by evolution, this is not at the rate needed to survive, and thrive.
As human beings, we are the planet’s apex predator, with unrivaled power either to support or destroy biodiversity. As such, our charity’s mission since we were established in 2001 is to improve, protect, preserve, and restore the population of songbirds (and other small birds) in the UK for the benefit of the public, and for nature in its widest sense.
They are a critical part of the ecosystem, dispersing seeds, keeping the balance between plants, herbivores, predator, and prey, and recycling nutrients.
They respond quickly to changes in the environment, whether for good or bad, so they act as our early warning system for when things are going wrong.
They are an essential part of our ecosystem, and we need them for our own survival.
They also help our souls in an indefinable way, lifting the spirit, bringing comfort and joy, often at times when it is much needed.
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