|45.9%|| ||UNITED KINGDOM|
|12.2%|| ||UNITED STATES|
|0.4%|| ||NEW ZEALAND|
Conservation and education covers many areas and forms, local, shires, country and international; they must both work hand in hand with adults and children. Birds in general pray a major part in the ecology and stability of the environment.
Education of the "youth of today" is becoming increasingly important, with regards to conservation. With our current "throw away society", many under 16's are now beginning to see the value and need for conservation projects. Their thoughts are now not just aimed at local conservation but are becoming broader, even "world wide". Through education the SCA intend to see the younger generation becoming more involved with the problems of their planet. Schools are doing a major part of this education for conservation of species, but with their limited resources they are not able to present a practical picture of the conservation needed, especially with birds.
It is hoped that by showing properly organized breeding programs, we may be able to lure the younger generation away from their computers and into more practical aspects of conservation. This should include the worldwide perspective on how birds are needed in the ecology of life.
Education of children and adults from all over the world must play a major role in conservation. It is not just for a UK based society to "spout founts of wisdom" from within its own country, but to be prepared to assist in the educational duties of other countries where resources may be limited. By this we mean, its great for anyone to offer advice from the UK on how to save a species, but unless they understand the problems associated with the native country of origin of the bird, this advice or help may be useless. Education of governments and local communities should also be included in any conservation topic. There is no value in conserving a species and then hoping to re introduce it to the wild, only to find out its habitat has been destroyed by "slash and burn" farming or logging companies putting roads through the centre of a preserved forest.
The SCA is aiming towards opening an educational ''centre of excellence within the UK, where visitors can see conservation of species in action and learn of the techniques used. Education starts in the UK, with basic management, care and responsible ownership of pets and from there develop into saving species for tomorrow. The objectives of the SCA is