British Trust for Ornithology
The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) provides a hub for all that is known about wild birds in the UK, and we are delighted to be working together.
As a relatively small conservation research charity, BTO rely on the sightings recorded for them by thousands of volunteers, who variously monitor birds in their gardens and take part in surveys which cover all types of landscape, habitat and species. BTO scientists analyse the data collected and the results are shared on their website at www.bto.org and in a variety of publications. This independent data is vital for understanding what is happening to our bird populations and changes in the environment which affect all of our wildlife. The contribution made by BTO volunteers is invaluable for helping us all to look after the natural world.
If you love watching birds you too can make a difference - see how you can help at www.bto.org
CJ Wildlife supporting The Pod’s What’s Under Your Feet? campaign
CJ Wildlife recognises the importance of educating younger generations about the importance of caring for wildlife so they can lead the way for future conservation efforts, and so we are working with BTO and edf energy's The Pod to support the schools based project - What’s Under Your Feet? campaign. We are offering a prize bundle worth £250, at the end of each data collection period, tailored to help schools encourage more wildlife to their grounds and introduce children to the wonders of nature. We are also advocates of citizen science to help conservationists measure the current health of our wildlife. We believe that engaging children at a young age in these activities and showing them how their input can help identify and protect at-risk species for the future will inspire future wildlife champions to look after our natural world for generations to come.