Search entire Community
Search Our work
Places to visit
Browse by tags
You might be surprised to read that our work is far broader than nature reserves and Big Garden Birdwatch. Read more about what else we do.
Get RSS feed
Common Agricultural Policy
Nature of farming award
Operation Turtle Dove
Stepping Up for Nature
Tagged Content List
Giving wildlife a sporting chance
As a certain major sports event opened on Friday, with a spectacular ceremony featuring a pastoral idyll that helped shape our green and pleasant land, my thoughts turned to some of the amazing farm wildlife that share our landscape. A great case could be made for many contenders, but here is my winners...
30 Jul 2012
Unlocking the CAP’s green potential
By Jenna Hegarty, Senior Agriculture Policy Officer The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform negotiations are in full swing and much of the attention has been on controversial ‘greening’ proposals for Direct Payments (Pillar I). So we felt it was high time to shine the spotlight on...
26 Jul 2012
The thrills of Combines and golden fields!
I have to confess I get as excited about the first combine harvester coming into action each summer as I do about the first swallows & swifts arriving back from Africa each spring. While the arrival of the first swallow symbolises the start of summer, and a feat of nature, that this little bird...
24 Jul 2012
Voting is open!
It was a difficult task, but the judges have chosen the four fabulous finalists for the 2012 RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Award . Frankly, I don't know how the judges choose each year, the standard is wonderfully high, and they are all brilliant in different ways. But we shut the judges in a...
20 Jul 2012
Hooray for Henry!
I’m sure that’s a joke Henry Edmunds has heard before (and is probably a tad tired of). But we really should shout ‘hooray’ for this special farmer from Wiltshire. Henry is the South West England Winner of the RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Award 2012. Henry’s...
19 Jul 2012
Scotland's winners for wildlife
By Chris Bailey, Advisory Manager, Scotland This years RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Award competition was tight with several high quality applications vying for the top spot. The overall Scottish winners were David and Morag Miller of Geise Farm in Caithness, with John Leith awarded a highly commended...
18 Jul 2012
Best in show
By Mark Vercoe, Volunteer & Farmer Alliance Project Officer, Wales A visit to Penlan Farm in Carmarthenshire is a real treat – this family run business takes a holistic approach to running a strong commercial enterprise that also actively supports the environment, their staff, and the community...
17 Jul 2012
If you haven't seen it yet....
Check out Martin Harper's blog today - a guest post from Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Caroline Spelman, talking about the UK Government's ambitions for reform of the Common Agriculture Policy. Interesting stuff......
16 Jul 2012
The right balance
Rob Allan believes in balance. He passionately believes that farming needs to deliver food for us and for wildlife, and his approach has weighted things in his (and wildlife’s) favour. Rob is the Midlands Winner RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Award 2012. Upton Estate is a 776ha mixed farm...
16 Jul 2012
Page 11 of 23 (575 items)
© The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Charity registered in England and Wales no 207076, in Scotland no SC037654.
Terms & conditions