BEFORE setting forth our plans, our hopes, and our ambitions for BRITISH BIRDS, we must first express a deep sense of gratitude to all those who have so generously promised their support both in contributions to our pages and to our funds. It has been impossible to answer individually the many letters of cordial encouragement which have been received, and in thanking those, who have so kindly given us help and promises of help, we can best express our appreciation by affirming that without such encouragement the Magazine could not have been started. It has been universally conceded that a Magazine devoted entirely to the study of the birds of this country was needed: a Magazine into which all that is of interest concerning British birds should be gathered. I t shall be one of our chief aims, but not by any means our only aim, to provide in these pages, month by month, a current history of British birds. Much will come, we trust, by first-hand contributions, but we shall also glean, from every published source available, whatever is likely to prove of permanent value. W e beg our readers to help us in making this feature of the Magazine as complete as possible by sending notes of omissions which they may detect in this record, and copies of any communications appearing in the Transactions of local Natural History Societies, or in other publications to which we may not have access. As a foundation to such a monthly history
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British Birds – how it works
BB 2000 Ltd, the company that owns and publishes British Birds, is run by a board of directors, all of whom are volunteers. The company employs two full time staff – Roger Riddington is the journal’s editor while Hazel Jenner manages subscriptions and administration – and three part-time design/editorial staff.
The company is wholly owned by The British Birds Charitable Trust (BBCT, registered charity no. 1089422). Neither the company directors nor the trustees are paid for their services, providing their time and enthusiasm because they passionately believe in the value of BB. The Company is managed with a view to making a small profit which can be donated to the Trust to help fund its charitable work.
Over the past six years, this, combined with donations from other sources, has enabled the Trust to give almost £70,000 support to a variety of conservation and educational projects ranging from rat eradication on seabird islands to the study of cuckoo migration, as well as assisting young birders develop their interest.
A full list of projects is given here. The Trust is seeking to expand its charitable endeavours and would welcome donations from like-minded organisations and individuals.