The RSPB was among a group of charities which wrote to the prime minister last weekend on the anniversary of his promise to make the Coalition government the ‘greenest Government ever’.
The story was covered on the Guardian website, on BBC Online and on Saturday’s edition of Radio 4’s Today Programme.
And to combat dry weather this month we have been urging the public to help birds through by providing mud to help them build nests, and the story was picked up by the media. BBC Breakfast went along to a garden in Wiltshire to interview the RSPB’s Patrick Cashman and find out more, and the story also featured on Radio 5Live, the Guardian, the Telegraph and the Independent.
Also this week the Macdonald Task force on farming regulation reported its findings and the RSPB’s reaction was reported in Farmers Guardian, Farmers Weekly as well as online by The Telegraph and The Guardian
It’s not often the RSPB is praised for its architectural achievements, but this week we scooped two prizes in the annual Royal Institute of British Architects award. An innovative hide building at out Titchwell reserve and our Marshland Discovery Zone building at Rainham Marshes (pictured) were both winners and were featured in coverage of the award on BBC News Online and on Guardian online.
Guardian architecture critic Jonathan Glancey wrote: “In the wrong hands, and with the wrong architects, these haunting marshlands might have become acres of junk housing and other fastbuck Thames Gateway developments. The RSPB has preserved the land and been a friend to both birds and architecture.”