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Let’s give ecologists the support that they deserve.

Studying and working in ecology has always had its challenges. But, with mounting financial pressures and increased obstacles to establishing yourself in the profession, it is getting even harder. We already do a great deal to support ecologists of all ages through our education, careers and grants programmes. We would like to do even more. So please make a one-off or monthly donation by Direct Debit to support our mission to ‘generate, communicate and promote ecological knowledge and solutions’  by clicking on the link below.


Alternatively you can tell us how you would prefer your donation to be spent.

Ecology –  The Next Generation Summer School. Between 9-13 July 2018, 30 talented A-level students from schools serving some of the most disadvantaged communities in the UK will attend the five day Ecology Summer School in South Wales. They will be conduct field work and receive mentoring from some of the UK’s leading ecologists who are providing their time free of charge.



Ecology in Africa provides additional  funding for our work with local partners in Africa including our successful Ecologists in Africa grant programme which funds research by African ecologists in some of the poorest countries in the world.



Bridging the Gap supporting PhD students  and early career ecologists in the difficult period when funding has ended and they are looking to secure their first position in the profession.


Or you can send us a cheque  made out to British Ecological Society to:  BES Fundraising, Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street. London WC1N 2JU.  Or you just call us on 020 7685 2500  Mon – Friday 9:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m and we can take a donation over the phone by debit or credit card. You will receive a written confirmation of receipt of your donation and a big thank you from us.

Every donation, however large or small will make a difference because demand for all our programmes exceeds supply and our ability to support deserving applicants. The world needs ecologists.  Let’s support them.

The Legal Bit

By making a donation you acknowledge that the British Ecological Society, while making every effort to allocate your gift as requested, reserves an overriding discretion to allocate your gift to other crucial work of the Society and so it represents a gift to the Society for its general purposes and mission to generate communicate ecological knowledge and solutions, subject to this, your expression of wishes.