The dainty European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur) is under threat. The bird migrates to the UK to breed but it’s population has declined by 93% since the 1970s and there is a real possibility that soon, in the UK, these birds will no longer be found in the wild.

Operation Turtle Dove is a project designed to reverse this decline. Please help us save them…

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Help us continue our work to save the Turtle Dove

Help us raise funds for this important work by donating to Operation Turtle Dove

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Support via shopping

Turtle Dove friendly products

Did you know that you can support the vital work we are doing to save the Turtle Dove by choosing certain products when you do your weekly grocery shop?

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Habitat advice

RSPB's Simon Tonkin advising a farmer

Farmers and gardeners can do their bit by creating habitats suited to Turtle Doves

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