The RSPB works for the conservation of biodiversity, especially wild birds and their habitats. They are the largest wildlife conservation organisation in Europe with over one million members. Learn more about the RSPB with this quiz.
The RSPB was formed to .......
counter the trade in plumes for women's hats
encourage the feeding of garden birds
promote animal welfare
save birds of prey
The fashion was responsible for the destruction of many thousands of egrets, birds of paradise and other species whose plumes had become fashionable in the late Victorian era
What do these species have in common? Great Yellow bumble bee, Medicinal Leech and Cirl bunting?
All three are extinct in Britain
The RSPB is the lead partner for their conservation
They only live on RSPB reserves
They have all attacked Sir David Attenborough
What is the name of the Sumatran rainforest that the RSPB work in?
The Harapan One Million Tree Appeal aims to form a wildlife 'corridor' between existing areas of rainforest by planting, as the name suggests, one million trees
What is BirdLife International?
A global partnership of national conservation organisations
A research and breeding centre especially for endangered species of birds
An organisation to classify bird species
Website of information and resources on birds of all kinds
What is the bird on the RSPB’s logo?
The Avocet is a wading bird.. They nest on the ground in loose colonies. In estuarine settings they may feed on exposed bay muds or mudflats
Volunteers founded the RSPB over 110 years ago and remain a vitally important part of the organisation today; how many volunteers are there for every paid member of staff?
There are at least 3 volunteers for every paid member of staff
There are at least 6 volunteers for every paid member of staff
There are at least 9 volunteers for every paid member of staff
There are the same number of volunteers as paid members of staff
There are over 12,000 volunteers
Where does the RSPB have its UK headquarters?
The Society for the Protection of Birds was founded in which year?
The society received a Royal Charter in 1904 from Edward VII
The RSPB's nature reserve network covers an area the size of .......
There are 200 nature reserves covering almost 130,000 hectares, home to 80% of our rarest or most threatened bird species
In terms of safeguarding species, which of the following groups have been identified as some of the most urgent priorities for research by the RSPB?
Cuckoo, Kestrel & Swift
Hen Harrier, Tree Sparrow & Lapwing
House Sparrow, Swallow & Goldfinch
Robin, Pied Wagtail & Wren
Find more information at the RSPB website. Many thanks to Suzanne Welch, Education Manager at the RSPB for her help with this quiz.