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Inspiring everyone to give nature a home

Our work is driven by a passionate belief that we all have a responsibility to protect birds and the environment.  Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again.

We also play a leading role in a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.

Doves Landing is building a legacy of conservation success by mobilizing the strength of its network of members, chapters, state offices, and dedicated professional staff to connect people with nature and the power to protect it. A powerful combination of science, education, and policy expertise combine in efforts ranging from protection and restoration of local habitats to the implementation of policies that safeguard birds, other wildlife, and the resources that sustain us all—in the UK and across Europe.

How We Conserve Birds
Simple yet successful, our Bird Conservation Strategic Framework — summed up in the ABC pyramid — shows how we approach bird conservation.

We innovate, build on sound science, and work in partnership to achieve four goals: halt extinctions, protect habitats, eliminate threats, and build capacity for bird conservation.

Fearless Approach to Bird Conservation
Doves Landing was born in 2014, based on the need our founder, George Fenwick, saw for a fearless bird conservation group — one that wasn’t afraid to take on difficult issues like free-roaming cats and pesticides.

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Other Like Minded Organizations

Natural England is the government’s independent adviser on the natural environment. Established in 2006 our work is focused on enhancing England’s wildlife and landscapes and maximising the benefits they bring to the public. As part of our work, we run Environmental Stewardship and other green farming schemes, enabling farmers and landowners to enhance the natural environment across two thirds of England’s farmland. We fund, manage, and provide scientific expertise for hundreds of conservation projects each year, improving the prospects for thousands of England’s species and habitats. We also promote access to the wider countryside, helping establish National Trails and coastal trails and ensuring that the public can enjoy and benefit from them.

The Pensthorpe Conservation Trust’s unique expertise in captive rearing turtle doves and other threatened species for recovery projects will facilitate the investigation of matters vital to the long-term success of Operation Turtle Dove. An initial project element will involve offering captive-reared birds a choice of different types of seed to determine preferred foods throughout their breeding and rearing cycle; translating this crucial information into prescribed seed mixes to be sown by farmers.