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We’re reintroducing the Great Bustard back to Great Britain.

The Great Bustard was one of Britain’s most beloved birds but was hunted to extinction nationally in 1832. Today it faces an uncertain future across the world. Since 1998 the Great Bustard Group has established a healthy breeding population of 100 Great Bustard individuals pairs on Salisbury Plain – but to protect its future, we need to do more.

We’re investing in the future, helping to establish a substantial breeding population, ensure the Great Bustard is protected from threats and develop a new visitors centre on Salisbury Plain. We want to ensure that this incredible bird can survive and thrive for generations to come.

Can you help us bring the Great Bustard back to Britain?

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Saving the Great Bustard in 3 steps

The Great Bustard Group was created in 1998 to establish the bird as a self-sustaining species with a population of 100, something we achieved in 2019.

To protect the future for the Great Bustard, we need your help in 3 ways:

Please donate today to help us bring the Great Bustard back to Great Britain.

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Who we are

Support the Great Bustard Group

The Great Bustard Group is a Registered Charity (1092515) created and committed to reintroducing this British species back into the wild.

We’ve received significant support from the public and our patrons, including HRH, The Prince of Wales. We’re raising £2.5m to help us develop a successful captive breeding programme, provide greater legal protection from threats and develop a new visitors centre and education base at Salisbury Plain where we can inform and inspire future generations.

You can learn more about the Great Bustard and its incredible history. You can also read about our fundraising activities and targets, including how you can become involved and help safeguard the future for the species in Great Britain.

What is the Great Bustard?

The Great Bustard is a natural wonder. The heaviest flying bird in the world, it became extinct in the UK in 1832 and faces an uncertain future, with a plummeting global population.

The Great Bustard Group was created in 1998 to establish the bird as a self-sustaining species with a population of 100, something we achieved in 2019. But to protect the future of the Great Bustard, we need your help.

You can donate today to help us bring the Great Bustard back to Great Britain and Ireland.

GBG Patron - HRH, The Prince of Wales.
Great bustard chicks.

Our vision

Development Plan 2020 – 2029

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The generous donations and support of our corporate partners are helping us bring the Great Bustard back to Britain. We’re searching for new partners who share our passion for protecting the Great Bustard. If your business wants to partner the Great Bustard Group, get in touch today.

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    Please note this is not at the project site or the meeting point for visits. Great Bustard Group
    1 Down Barn Close, Winterbourne Gunner, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 6JP, UK
    07817 971 327

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