Please help support nature’s first responders
The Coronavirus pandemic is having a huge impact on our work, and we need your help now more than ever. We are currently expecting to lose at least £500,000 in income this year which could have long-term effects on wildlife across Scotland.
These are unprecedented times.
Without our usual regular intervention, our reserves are showing signs of damage and we are facing mounting maintenance costs and unexpected bills. From invasive species smothering vital food sources for native wildlife, to a reported increase in cases of squirrelpox in the Scottish borders, to our reserves team having been temporarily unable to conduct all of their usual work, it is a worrying time.
On top of this, many of our fundraising activities have been cancelled resulting in the further loss of much needed income.
And at the same time, very sadly, we are left with the costs of a noticeable increase in illegal fly-tipping on our precious wildlife reserves. From plastic to glass, household products to garden waste, we must act quickly to remove these potentially hazardous (or for some animals, even deadly) materials.
We urgently need funds to undertake these works and others as soon as it is safe to do so.
Nature still needs our help
Where we can, we have adapted quickly to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic but for the safety of staff and visitors alike we have cancelled many of the important activities needed to fund our work.
The impact this is having on our finances is unprecedented. But together, with your support, we can get through this.
Every donation makes a difference to our work
We are doing everything we can to protect Scotland’s wildlife and wild places for the future.
Acting as first responders for nature, we will repair and protect our reserves for the future, allowing wildlife to flourish and people to enjoy visiting again once restrictions further lift. But we can’t do it alone.
Please donate today to help us fill the funding gap caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and continue with our critical work as soon as it is safe to do so.