Royal Society for the Protection of BirdsThe largest British ornithological organisation, founded in 1889 and concerned with the conservation of the birds of the United Kingdom. To this end it evaluates and takes action against the various threats to birds, helps the police to enforce the protection laws, has an active programme of nature reserve acquisitions and management and educates the general public about birds and their conservation. Its junior section is the Young Ornithologists' Club. The RSPB publishes the quarterly magazine 'Birds',. which has the largest circulation of any British periodical on natural history. Its headquarters are at Sandy in Bedfordshire, UK, and it has several regional offices and many local members' groups. The Irish Wildbird Conservancy is the corresponding organisation in the Republic of Ireland.
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From Peter Weaver's Birdwatcher's Dictionary
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