Based in Devon, this UK registered charity that was set up as 1999. It was established as an umbrella organisation to preserve and conserve, especially the marine environment. It works with many organisations worldwide, and Seahorses are the flagship species of the Trust.
Seahorses occupy the coastal areas - and sadly it is these areas which are greatly under threat, as they are vulnerable to human and natural interference. Boating activities for instance can damage the sea grasses on which seahorses depend.
There's just been a key decision for seahorses in Studland Bay where the UK government has thankfully overlooked the objections of boating people and made imposed anchoring restrictions on boast in the area; the anchors can destroy the seagrass. This ban will give the seahorses there a chance to recover.
You can join the Seahorse Trust for £25 a year. You could also Adopt a Seahorse as a gift for just £4 a month.
Froglife has been working to conserve native amphibians and reptiles since 1989. It has initiated national and regional projects and been a central voice for advice on issues on reptile and amphibian conservation. Froglife's work covers three areas:
On the ground conservation
Communication – that is, providing advice and information
Amphibians and reptiles need all the help they can get because they are vital to biodiversity and a healthy planet so give your support and the nature lover in your life a really meaningful gift and help their cause.
So I thought it would be an opportunity to raise awareness of a couple of sheep societies and the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, too. They all run memberships, and it's a great way to support their work to raise awareness of sheep breeds and discover more about this woolly animals.
The Hebridean Sheep Society exists to promote the virtues of the Hebridean sheep. It works to promote the conservation and preservation of Hebridean sheep as a distinctive, viable breed, and to educate and inform the public of the virtues of the Hebridean sheep. Join the Hebridean Sheep Society here
The Rare Breeds Survival Trust works to monitor, save and promote rare and native farm breeds. There's a list of rare breeds here for equines, cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and poultry. Members help support the Trust undertake its work and save these breeds. There are also groups of volunteers around the UK. Find out more here