Rare Breeds Survival Trust

Rare Breeds Survival Trust

Charity information

Rare Breeds Survival Trust

The Rare Breeds Survival Trust is the leading national charity working to conserve and protect the United Kingdom’s rare native breeds of farm animals from extinction. We believe in the value of the UK’s rich and varied livestock heritage and that this needs to be conserved as a vital genetic resource for future generations and the benefit of agriculture.

Founded 1973

  • Mission statement

    Our Vision:
    The protection of genetic diversity, enabling farmers to meet the challenge of sustainable farming in an era of climate change and increasing cost pressures.
    A variety of food and farming products for consumers derived from sustainable livestock production systems.

    Our Mission:
    Promote knowledge and the keeping of registered UK rare breed livestock.
    Support and encourage responsible breeding programmes.
    Maintain our gene bank of rare native breeds.
    Support and participate in research.

  • Aims

    Rare Breeds Survival Trust aims to:

    • To conserve rare native breeds of UK livestock including poultry.
  • Overview

    Established: February 1973

    Registered Charity Number: 269442

    Board members: 13

    Full time staff: 9

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 200

    Phone number: 02476 698764

    Address: RBST Stoneleigh Park Kenilworth Warwickshire CV8 2LG

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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