ONLINE TALK: The Conference of the Birds with RSPB Chief Executive Rebecca Speight

Wednesday 10 March 2021

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The RSPB’s Beccy Speight discussed what our migrating & permanent residents tell us about wider changes to the environment.

What does the study of birds tell us about changes to the environment and our potential for change? The RSPB is the largest nature conservation charity in Europe. Since it’s inception in 1889 the threats to birdlife and their habitats have continued to grow but the RSPB have ambitious and wide-reaching conservation plans to change the fate of nature.

Rebecca Speight is Chief Executive of the RSPB since 2019. She was previously the Chief Executive of the Woodland Trust.

The RSPB has more than 1.2 million members, over 2,000 employees and around 12,000 volunteers. It has over 200 nature reserves across the UK, wild havens where everyone can get closer to nature and home to 80 per cent of our rarest or more threatened bird species. The RSPB also works internationally and is a leading player in BirdLife International, a partnership of conservation organisations working to save nature across the world.