At their AGM on Saturday 3 October 2009, Kate Humble was elected as the new President of the RSPB. Kate is best known for her role presenting the BBC programmes Autumnwatch and Springwatch, and has also appeared on numerous other BBC programmes since getting her break following a stint as a researcher on Animal Hospital.  

The RSPB is currently Europe's largest wildlife conservation charity and the election of a well known person like Humble is likely to have a very positive effect with her helping to communicate the society's aims and work to a wide audience. Dare I say that her being a photogenic, intelligent woman is also likely to do no harm, especially since she is only the second female President since the society was founded in 1889. 

Despite their name as the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the society's remit is much larger than just birds. Campaigns run by the society are looking to help all wildlife that can be found around us, not just the feathered variety. There are also some fantastic resources on their website for both adults and children – everything from helping you to identify a bird that you may have seen through to how to attract more wildlife into your back garden.