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Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Identification number in the register: 21862631806-19
Registration date: 05/06/2009 16:56:19

The information on this entity was last modified on: 27/03/2015 15:15:15
The date of the last annual update was: 27/03/2015 15:12:21
Next update due latest on: 27/03/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds


UK Registered charity: England and Wales no 207076, Scotland no. SC037654

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

The Lodge, Potton Road
Sandy SG19 2DL

(+44) 1767680551

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Clarke Mike

Chief Executive

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Eleanor Burke

European Policy Campaigns Advisor. International Biodiversity Policy

    Goals / remit

• We champion birds and the environment to decision makers.
• We protect, restore and manage habitats for birds and other wildlife.
• We research the problems facing birds and the environment, looking for practical solutions that we can implement on the ground, and promote to others.
• We carry out 'hands-on' recovery projects for our most threatened species.
• We own and manage 200 nature reserves, where wildlife can thrive and people can be inspired.
• We share our knowledge and enthusiasm, to help young and old enjoy the natural world.
• We champion the cause of biodiversity conservation within the wider debate on sustainable development.
• We are active across the UK at national, regional and local levels - our work is relevant to your environment.
• We tackle international conservation issues through the Birdlife International Partnership - a global coalition of like-minded conservation organisations.
• We work with decision makers on behalf of birds and the environment.
• We tackle wildlife crime and habitat loss.
• We work with landowners and farmers to help countryside birds.

  • European
  • global
  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

•Climate & Energy Policy
•Water Framework Directive (WFD)
•Fitness Check of:
Directive 2009/147/EEC on the conservation of wild birds
Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora.
•Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
•Fisheries and Marine conservation:
Common Fisheries Policy (CFP)
European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF)
Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported Fisheries (IUU) Regulation
•External development and finance:
Post 2015 EU and Global Sustainable Development Framework
Joint Africa-EU Strategy
•Regulation on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species.
•Regulatory fitness and performance programme (REFIT): state of play and outlook. INI - Own-initiative procedure.







    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

75%: 10   25%: 11



List of staff that regularly engage in interest representation

Stephen Hinchley, Head of European Policy Campaigns Team
Eleanor Burke, European Policy Campaigns Advisor
Alistair Taylor, Senior Policy Officer, Nature Directives
Carles Carboneras - Species Policy Officer, Invasive Species
Brendan Costelloe, Nature Directives Campaign Officer
Donal McCarthy, Nature Directives
Thomas Lyon, European Policy Campaigns Officer
Ivan Scrase, Senior Climate Change (Renewable Energy) Policy Officer
Kate Jennings, Head of Site Conservation Policy
Alice Hardiman, Campaigning Communications Manager

Matt Williams, Policy Officer (Climate)
Abi Bunker, Head of Agriculture Policy
Jenna Hegarty, Agriculture Policy Officer
Ellie Crane, Agriculture Policy Officer
Thomas Lancaster, Agriculture Policy Officer
Rob Cunningham, Head of Water Policy
Jack Rhodes, Water Policy Officer
Euan Dunn, Principle Marine Advisor
Alec Taylor, Marine Policy Officer
Olly Watts, Senior Policy Officer (Climate Change/Peat)
John Lanchberry, Principal Climate Change Adviser

List of staff that occasionally engage in interest representation

Less than 10%
Richard Benwell, Parliamentary Programme Manager
Thomas Quinn, Parliamentary Assistant Scotland
Colum Delaney, Conservation Officer NI
Laura Cropper, Sustainable Development Manager Wales
Nicola Crockford, International Species Policy Officer
Kate Hand, Senior International Policy Officer
Daniel Pullan, International Casework Manager
Nick Folkard, Head of International Funding Unit

Less than 5%
Tim Stowe, Head of International Directorate
Martin Harper, Director of Conservation
Michael Krause, Head of Funding Development
Stuart Housden, Director of Scotland
Lloyd Austin, Head of Conservation Policy
Aedan Smith, Head of Planning and Development
Jonathan Hall, Head of UK Overseas Territories Unit
Richard Gregory, Head of Species Monitoring and Research

FTE in hours per week of list = 369

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Donal MCCARTHY 30/05/2015 28/05/2016
Carles CARBONERAS 11/11/2014 07/11/2015
Eleanor BURKE 04/06/2015 29/05/2016
Alistair Leonard TAYLOR 16/06/2015 12/06/2016
Stephen HINCHLEY 02/07/2015 29/06/2016
Thomas LYON 29/04/2015 27/04/2016

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Taxation
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport

    Membership and affiliation



BirdLife International
European Environmental Bureau
Transport and Environment
European Bird Census Council
IUCN – World Conservation Union
European Habitats Forum
Green Alliance
Wildlife and Countryside Link
British Ornithologists Union

    Financial data

04/2013  -  03/2014

300,000 € - 399,999 €

153,776,000 €

26,240,000 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

18,270,000 €

2,372,000 €

5,598,000 €

127,536,000 €

12,675,000 €

43,102,000 €

36,795,000 €

26,140,000 €

8,531,000 €

293,000 €

Exchange rate GBP at 31/03/2014 per EURO 1.210415365 to 0.8261626785

Trustees' Report and Accounts

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.