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  • Blog Post: The RSPB at Filey Bay– building a local presence

    I'm really pleased to bring you a guest post by Vicky Brown, who has been based at Filey Bay in Yorkshire this summer for the RSPB, getting to know and working with the local netsmen. Vicky shares some of her experiences so far. Filey Bay is a small quaint fishing town off the East Coast of Yorkshire...
  • Blog Post: Stamp collection

    When I was at school we were always collecting stamps for some cause or other, but as time moved on it seemed to fall out of favour, and was replaced by sponsored activities. Today, with the Royal Mail launching the last set in their series of 'Post and Go' bird stamps, I thought it was a good...
  • Blog Post: 320,000 reasons to support our campaign

    Fabiano Peppes (rspb-images.com) It is well established that seabirds die each year by being caught up in fishing lines, at rates that are pushing some species of albatross, petrels and shearwaters to the very edge of extinction. Orea Anderson, our Global Seabird Programme Policy Officer, will today...
  • Blog Post: Over 350,000 of you called on David Cameron today – let’s hope he listens!

    By Sharon Thompson, Senior Marine Policy Officer, RSPB We have now submitted over a third of a million (over 350,000) pledges to No.10 Downing Street, urging the Prime Minister to designate an ecologically coherent network of Marine Protected Areas in England’s waters without further delay....
  • Blog Post: How many penguins get eaten by polar bears?

    I knew I couldn't fool you.... yes, the answer is zero as penguins live in the southern hemisphere, polar bears in the north. But less than 170 years ago we did have penguins in British waters. Find out more about this sad tale - and find out how you can help make happier endings in future - in...
  • Blog Post: Step up for sharks and shearwaters

    This week is European Shark Week , an annual event devoted to raising awareness about shark conservation. And a very good cause it is too! As a keen SCUBA diver, I have been lucky enough to see a good number of sharks. It is always an exhilarating experience. Apex predators produce a tingly rush of adrenaline...
  • Blog Post: Will 2012 be a watershed year for Northern Ireland’s marine environment?

    By Colum Delaney, Policy Advocacy Officer (Northern Ireland) 2012 could be a watershed year for Northern Ireland’s marine environment. After years of campaigning, the NI Marine Bill is finally being discussed at Stormont, with the legislation expected to be on the statute books by 2013...
  • Blog Post: A burden or a blessing?

    What a beautiful day! We've been making the most of the autumn sunshine, kayaking along the creeks that run through the salt marshes of the glorious north Norfolk coast. It's like a secret world, with chattering mallards, little egrets stalking their supper, curlews calling and flocks of starlings...
  • Blog Post: We do like to be beside the seaside

    Last weekend we met some very special people and saw some of our favourite seabirds. The weekend’s organised site visits were arranged to show supporters of our Sea Life Guardian regular giving scheme what we’re doing with their money. The visits were well attended with Sea Life Guardians...
  • Blog Post: Hands up who’s heard of the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive?

    By Alec Taylor, Marine Policy Officer Anybody? If you haven’t, I can assure you that as with much legislation coming down from Brussels, the writing style might be a little dry but the storyline’s really important. It’s likely to be a really powerful driver for improving the health...
  • Blog Post: Maya Plass on our brilliant seas

    Today we are featuring a guest blog from marine & coastal ecology expert and TV presenter, Maya Plass . Find out what amazing creatures are hiding beneath the waves! Maya Plass on our brilliant seas Last week I had the pleasure of a shore dive in our UK waters. My eyes feasted on all the stunning...
  • Blog Post: Troubled waters

    Check out Martin Harper's blog today for thoughts on the latest step towards the long fought for MCZs (marine conservation zones). We're making progress, but still the wanderers of our seas are being forgotten. The rich resources of our seas are in demand, but they are also dwindling. If you...
  • Blog Post: Hurrah for FishFight – but its not over yet

    Chris Gomersall (rspb-images.com) Its great when people with a high public profile use it well to bring important issues into the public eye. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall did just that when he put his weight behind FishFight , and its making real headway, hurrah! Today Commissioner Damanaki announced...
  • Blog Post: Meeting the Shipping Minister on PIB

    I'm keen to give you an update on the work we've been doing following the dreadful marine pollution incidents this year, caused by the release of the hazardous substance polyisobutene (or PIB). Even though there are luckily no more seabirds being washed up covered in PIB, we’re still...
  • Blog Post: Camera's, Action! Clydach Wildlife Explorer Group visit Skomer Island

    Last summer our very own Clydach Wildlife explorer group visited Skomer island. Armed with video cameras they filmed the puffins and made a short video about why our seabirds need better protection - not just on shore but at sea too. The RSPB continues to call on Welsh Government to deliver its duties...
  • Blog Post: The real Deal

    I am pleased to introduce you to Carol Knott, from Deal in Kent. We love Carol. She is one of our much appreciated super duper Campaign Champions - volunteers who are really stepping up for nature by encouraging those around them to support our vital campaigns to help save nature. Carol has been...
  • Blog Post: Picture perfect

    By Sharon Thompson, Senior Marine Policy Officer Along with one of the judges, our very own RSPB Birds Magazine editor Mark Ward, I got to see some fabulous photographs at the British Wildlife Photography Awards on Friday evening. I was particularly pleased that the overall winner was a stunning...
  • Blog Post: Birds and bucks

    Check out our Bempton blog for some great news for the area's seabirds and the local economy. Good news is always worth 'puffin' about..... Love seabirds? Then sign our seabird pledge to help protect seabirds at sea. Photo: Chris Gomersall (rspb-images.com)
  • Blog Post: Boobies need support!

    I know, its a corny title..... but hopefully it made you look! Photo: jacintha castora photography, kindly supplied by Galapagos Conservation Trust Today is Blue Footed Booby Day , a day to celebrate and raise funds to help protect these amusing birds and their most famous habitat, the Galapagos...