Gratis Books Scheme

The Gratis Books Scheme was set up in 2002 by Prof William Sutherland to provide essential conservation publishing to students and researchers in developing countries. NHBS administers the Gratis Books Scheme, the postage costs for which are funded by the British Ecological Society. To date NHBS has sent more than 4000 books to recipients in over 150 countries.

Ornithological Society of the Middle East

NHBS is proud to support OSME as a corporate member. OSME was formed in April 1978 as a successor to the Ornithological Society of Turkey and was expanded in 2001 to cover the Caucasus and central Asia. Its aims are as follows:

  • To collect, collate and publish ornithological data on birds of the Middle East, the Caucasus and central Asia.
  • To encourage an interest in and conservation of birds of the Middle East, the Caucasus and central Asia.
  • To assist environmental and conservation organisations and natural history societies in and concerned with ornithological studies and activities in the Middle East, the Caucasus and central Asia.

World Land Trust Book Donations

NHBS donates slightly damaged and unwanted book stock to the World Land Trust, where they are distributed to conservation projects in developing countries. The World Land Trust is an international conservation charity, based in Halesworth, a rural town in Suffolk, UK. Since its foundation in 1989 as the World Wide Land Conservation Trust, the World Land Trust has been working to preserve the world's most biologically important and threatened lands, and has helped purchase and protect over 350,000 acres of habitats rich in wildlife, in Asia, Central and South America and the UK.

Staff Conservation Volunteering

Staff Conservation Volunteering

NHBS’ core purpose is to support conservation. To this end, NHBS is making staff time available for practical conservation projects in the UK and abroad. All NHBS staff members can apply for up to three days of paid time during each calendar year to spend on practical conservation projects of their choice. You can follow our adventures on our blog, The Hoopoe

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