Bumblebee Conservation Trust
From raising awareness about the simple steps people can take to improve their gardens’ bee-friendliness, to their work with schools to excite young people about nature, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust is on a mission to halt and reverse the decline of bumblebees.
Explore their current projects here and read more about the threats and pressures bees face.
Buglife is the only organisation in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates - actively working to save Britain’s rarest little animals, everything from bees to beetles, worms to woodlice and jumping spiders to jellyfish.
There are more than 40,000 invertebrate species in the UK, and many of these are under threat as never before. Invertebrates are vitally important to a healthy planet – the food we eat, the fish we catch, the birds we see, the flowers we smell and the hum of life we hear, simply would not exist without bugs. Invertebrates underpin life on earth and without them the world’s ecosystems would collapse.
Check out their bug identifier resources and learn how to get involved here.
Friends of Bees
Friends of the Bees is a non-profit organisation, run entirely by unpaid volunteers. All of their projects are designed to improve conditions for pollinators and they offer some fantastic advice for balanced beekeeping.
Take a look at their national bee-friendly zone project here.
Bees for Development
An outstanding organisation working with people in the world’s poorest regions. Helping them keep bees, to create food, income and employment. Sharing their knowledge and experience of sustainable beekeeping, while ensuring beekeepers have access to fair and rewarding markets.
Keeping bees can make a real difference – for example in Ethiopia, Tadfie obtained her first honey bee colony with Bees for Development. She sold 18 kg of honey in the first year – enabling her to buy seeds for her vegetable garden and school books for her children.
Read more about their work here.
Authors for Oceans
An array of authors, illustrators and artists, who are all passionate about inspiring children, teachers and parents to love nature and wildlife.
View the books, sign their pledge and meet the authors here.
Save the Orangutan
Borneo's rainforest is disappearing, and the wild orangutan is threatened with extinction. Save the Orangutan have been working for ten years to ensure the survival of the wild orangutan and importantly, halt clearance of its rainforest home.
Adopt an orangutan here and read more about their work here.
Project Lemur Frog
The Lemur Leaf Frog is an unusual type of tree frog, so tiny that one could easily fit on your fingertip. Sadly, it is right on the brink of extinction.
Project Lemur Frog is a wonderful group of several committed individuals and institutions, including Manchester University and Bristol Zoo, aimed at conserving the endangered Costa Rican species. The organisation are working hard to protect the few sites where the frog still inhabits, replanting and devising new ways to enhance the habitat.