The RSPB was formed in 1889 to counter the trade of bird feathers for women's hats in the late Victorian era - 130 years on, the organisation is still working tirelessly through research, partnerships, landscape conservation and policy work to help species recovery.
Read more about RSPB’s history here
Read more about RSPB’s mission here
Formed in 1953, the RSPB Film Unit is the oldest professional wildlife filmmaking organisation in the UK. Since this time the unit has collaborated with many well known camera operators including Hugh Miles, Mike Richards, Ian McCarthy and John Aitchison.
Mark got his first wildlife camera break with the Film Unit based at RSPB HQ in Sandy, Bedfordshire - he shares more details below:
Question: What is your connection to the RSPB Film Unit?
RSPB are still tracking white-tailed sea eagles in Scotland - click here to read more
Question: How did RSPB’s emphasis on conservation help shape your attitude towards the environment and wildlife?
Question: Which RSPB reserves do you feel especially passionate about and why?