Eco-friendly and ethically sound nest-boxes
The nest-boxes made by the Foundation for Endangered Species are all eco-friendly and have been hand-made with high ethical standards. As conservationists, we feel that these principles are extremely important.
Andy Mydellton has led conservation holidays for the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) and the National Trust, teaching volunteers how to make nest-boxes and site them for best effectiveness.
Handmade nest-boxes from FES
Many cheap nest-boxes available from commercial retailers have often used child labour or other unfair labour practices. Moreover many have been found to be coated with decorative but poisonous wood paint. FES nest-boxes may not be as tidy or as eye catching as those produced commercially by mass manufacturing processes - although they are much more environmentally and ethically attractive!
So while our nest-boxes may not be as uniform and pristine as those produced commercially by mass manufacturing processes - often using child labour or other unfair labour practices - they are much more environmentally and ethically attractive.
FES makes all of their new nest-boxes by hand, either from recycled wood or off-cuts. Furthermore they have usually used untreated wood with few exceptions.
The production of FES nest-boxes is labour intensive and more time consuming, as it rarely involves the use of power tools. All of the money raised by sales is used to fund FES various conservation activities.
Birds that use nest-boxes often prefer used but clean boxes. FES renovates nest-boxes that have been given to us or handed in at recycling sites.
Furthermore FES bird feeders, animal boxes and houses are also made in the same eco-friendly ways.
The siting of a nest-box is all-important too. The correct position for a nest-box varies according to the particular bird for whose use it is intended.
The Foundation for Endangered Species offers a specialised nest-box siting and installation service, at a cost depending on the geographical location of the site.
Quotes will be given for bird seeders, nest-boxes, animal boxes or houses as well as for our siting service. Please contact us for further information by using the Contacts Page.
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