In November 2018, as a member of the BTO ( The British Trust for Ornithology), I was lucky enough to be invited to the Houses of Parliament to attend a meeting where the BTO introduced their new agenda for change. The event was hosted by Baroness Young of Old Scone, who works with charities such as the BTO and the woodland trust.
What is the BTO?
The BTO is a charity which monitors bird populations to inform the public and government policy decisions to benefit wildlife as we face increasing challenges including climate change and pollution. 60,000 volunteers help the charity with surveys, some of which you may of heard about such as the garden bird watch. I first came in contact with the BTO about two years ago at the second annual bird camp in Thetford, the HQ of the BTO. This camp is where many young birders are…
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