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Showing MEPs how farming and nature conservation can go hand in hand
Over the summer months, the RSPB has met with many MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) to discuss topics as varied as seabird by-catch from fishing fleets to biodiversity in the UK’s overseas territories. For two MEPs in July, the focus of our meetings was to demonstrate how farming and...
16 Aug 2011
Do you want to add your voice to these discussions, but not sure how to? Its just three easy steps: Visit the RSPB website Click on the word ‘ Register’ in the top right-hand corner. Fill in your details, and we’ll e-mail you to confirm your registration. Go to www.rspb.org...
8 Aug 2011
What can I do with my summer holidays?
At a loose end this summer? Or even got a spare ten minutes? Then read on to find out how you can Step Up for Nature this month. Campaign: CAP reform e-action - The EU will fail to get anywhere near its recently adopted biodiversity target without sufficient funds for farmers and land managers to...
3 Aug 2011
A ‘rye’ smile....
I love it when things work out well. We put a stack of effort into working with farmers to find new ways to help wildlife. Not every idea will turn out to be as practical or effective as we want it to be (that is the point of testing ideas out after all), but I’m pleased to say that we have a new...
3 Aug 2011
"A new type of Environmental Stewardship Scheme is needed, particularly to help buffer sites and establish stepping stones and ecological corridors" [ Lawton Report , Recommendation 16, p 82]. "Delivering a more effective ecological network may require refinements to the [Entry...
2 Aug 2011
Recipe for Success!
Blogger: Niki Williamson, Fenland Farmland Bird Adviser How do you enjoy your new potatoes? I like to keep it simple – get them as fresh as possible, boil them till they’re just cooked, and eat them piping hot, with British butter and mint from the garden – a perfect combination...
29 Jul 2011
Voting is open - we have our finalists!
Well, the wait is over and we finally have our Nature of Farming Award finalists - and I just about have some fingernails left! After much deliberation, our expert panel of judges have announced Robert Law , David White , Robert Kynaston and Somerset & Carolyne Charrington as this year's top...
22 Jul 2011
X Factor for Wildlife Friendly Farmers - You Decide!
Proud of coming from and living in the East? We need you. We are calling on members of the public to decide if Robert Law, a farmer in Eastern England, is the UK’s most wildlife friendly farmer. After months sifting through hundreds of entries from farmers doing wonderful things for nature on...
22 Jul 2011
Winning for wildlife
This time of year is always quite exciting for me – lots of things to see and do in the countryside and hopefully the odd sunny day here and there... But for the last four years there’s been something else to get excited about – finding out who our winners are in the RSPB Telegraph...
20 Jul 2011
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