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  • Blog Post: Surveying kittiwakes: how times have changed at Sumburgh Head

    Paul Walton is RSPB Scotland’s Head of Habitats and Species. He recently made a visit to the kittiwake colony at Sumburgh Head, Shetland, that he surveyed in the 1990s. In this blog he writes about this visit and what he discovered about the colony on his return trip. If you love seabirds as much...
  • Blog Post: Toad tales

    Charlie McMurray is an intern at RSPB Scotland working on 'all nature' projects: mammals, amphibians and insects. This is her latest update on natterjack toads. By the beginning of May, the noisy natterjack toads at Mersehead were out in full force for the first time this year. Their loud...
  • Blog Post: A sea of birds

    The Scottish Government has recently put forward 10 marine sites to be officially designated as protected areas for the seabirds that use them. A public consultation is open now, to get your views about whether they need to be protected. We will be responding and asking that they are all designated as...
  • Blog Post: Slowing the flow of floodwater

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, brings us this blog on the storms that have hit Scotland over winter and the part global warming has to play in them. Slowing the flow of floodwater Lapwing (Andy Hay (rspb-images.com)) This winter’s storms have felt a...
  • Blog Post: The birth of the Paris Agreement

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, has this update on recent climate change negotiations and the Paris Agreement. The birth of the Paris Agreement The past few weeks watching the Paris Agreement negotiations has been like waiting for a birth as a new father all over...
  • Blog Post: Earth, Wind, and Tyres

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, is back with an update on the For The Love Of campaign, following his mammoth cycle from Edinburgh to London! Earth, Wind, and Tyres One month ago, four staff from RSPB Scotland (including me) arrived by bicycle at Westminster for...
  • Blog Post: For the love of wildlife and cycling

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, has this new blog on what's coming up in the For The Love Of...campaign. For the love of wildlife and cycling If you are a regular reader of this blog you may remember my post about Showing the Love to Nicola Sturgeon on Valentines...
  • Blog Post: For the love of... Dunes

    RSPB Scotland Nature Recovery Officer, James Silvey, has this new blog on climate change and the wildlife that could be lost to it. For the love of... Dunes At school in the 90’s it was called global warming, the planet was heating up and cartoons showed the earth trapped, sweating in a greenhouse...
  • Blog Post: Most people get climate change – are you one of them?

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, is back with another blog on the For The Love Of...campaign that we are part of. Most people get climate change – are you one of them? It's time to start thinking that the vast majority of people do get climate change after...
  • Blog Post: A more equitable decision making process for major developments is about much more than just windfarms

    Aedán Smith, Head of Planning and Development at RSPB Scotland, has this blog about the decision making process for major developments in Scotland. A more equitable decision making process for major developments is about much more than just windfarms A joint letter signed by a number...
  • Blog Post: For the love of the next generation

    RSPB Scotland conservation manager Stuart Benn is back with a new blog - this time about bird watching in the Highlands and the For The Love Of campaign. For the love of the next generation I've blogged before about A Focus on Nature – an absolutely brilliant organisation committed to...
  • Blog Post: Showing the Love to Nicola Sturgeon

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, is back with another blog on the For The Love Of...campaign that we are part of. Showing the Love to Nicola Sturgeon It was Valentine’s last Saturday. How did you show the love? I bought flowers for my wife but I also sent...
  • Blog Post: For the love of skootie alan

    Jenny Tweedie from RSPB Scotland talks us through climate change, musicals and her love of arctic skua in this new blog. For the love of skootie alan Arctic skua, Andrew Tweedie When I was about nine years old, I went to see a musical called Yanomamo; it was probably my first real experience...
  • Blog Post: All you need is love

    Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer with RSPB Scotland, tells you about the some of the things we love and want to protect with the FTLO campaign we're a part of. All you need is love As the Beatles timeless classic said – all you need is love. Still true? It’s no longer...
  • Blog Post: Conducting the Renewables Orchestra – a step towards strategic planning for onshore wind in Scotland?

    Alexa Morrison, RSPB Scotland Conservation Policy Officer (Climate and energy) How is the revised Scottish Planning Policy shaping up for wildlife and for tackling climate change? Here are some of our thoughts so far... Here in the planning team at RSPB Scotland, good planning policy is music to...
  • Blog Post: New RSPB research on windfarms and birds

    The Guardian has published an article on the effects of windfarms on birds that despite a slightly unfortunate headline presents an excellent overview of recently published research by the RSPB (see the full research paper .) The study focused on upland windfarm sites in Scotland and the North of...
  • Blog Post: Declining Slavonian grebes - is climate change playing a role?

    Steven Ewing, RSPB Senior Conservation Scientist At this time of year, most of our Slavonian grebes will be sitting on their nests, carefully concealed within emergent loch-side vegetation, patiently incubating their clutches of eggs. Slavonian grebes are without doubt one of the UK’s most enchanting...
  • Blog Post: Scotland election results suggest good news for climate and peat

    I had thought I’d be writing this Scottish election results blog article in about a weeks time after much party negotiating, coalition rumouring and new Government formation. But with Alex Salmond and his SNP having just held Clackmannanshire and Dunblane they already have an overall majority in...
  • Blog Post: Scottish politicians grilled on climate change and nature

    Blogger - Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer, Scotland On Wednesday evening, I got my laptop out 5 minutes before the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland climate debate was due to start only to remember that the sound was broken so I had to (politely) ask my wife to put the online food shopping...
  • Blog Post: When a developer messes up somewhere, he hurts the industry everywhere

    Guest post by Kelsie Pettit, Energy and Climate Policy Officer, RSPB Scotland The above words, spoken by a colleague from Birdlife International at the European launch of the Good Practice Wind project (GP Wind), are a reflection on the global community in which we live. Our insatiable media and...
  • Blog Post: Adapting to change:wildlife and people of the Inner Forth

    Dominated by the Grangemouth oil refinery and Longannet coal-fired power station, the Inner Forth in Central Scotland might seem like an odd place for a vast area of visionary wildlife conservation. But when the RSPB’s UK climate change team came together on a rainy Scottish morning, the Forth...
  • Blog Post: Enjoy nature with a low carbon footprint!

    Jim Densham – Senior Land Use Policy Officer (Climate), Scotland. Way back in July, when the days were long and there were leaves on the trees, I wrote in this blog about Green Travel to Green Places , my RSPB sabbatical. My plan was to travel to RSPB reserves in Scotland to collect stories...
  • Blog Post: A positive step in the right direction

    Blogger - Jim Densham, Senior Land Use Policy Officer, Scotland I don’t think I’ve been this excited about technology since we got a colour TV in the 1980s. On Wednesday evening I’ll be getting the kids to bed and then sitting down at the computer with a drink to watch the first...