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Wildlife is good for business

3 September 2014

The West Country’s water industry bosses are among a wide range of business leaders attending a major national conference today in London today to hear Sir David Attenborough and Deputy PM Nick Clegg speak about how making space for wildlife is good for business.

Dunlin with summer plumage in grass

Rare bird gets a new champion!

23 May 2014

Tessa Munt MP becomes first south west “species champion”. MPs in the West Country are to be asked to lend political support to the protection of the region’s threatened wildlife by becoming South West “Species Champions”.

Adult bittern wading in reedbed at the Lee Valley Country Park

Girlguiding Rustle, Bustle and Squeak for the RSPB!

2 April 2014

Girlguiding South West England has raised nearly £17,000 for the RSPB over the last 18 months by taking part in an exciting new partnership project.

Girl in garden building a home for bugs

Places to visit

Visit a nature reserve or get up close to exciting birds at a Date with Nature event


Downloads from our Document Library.

Wildlife guide to South West England reserves

Wildlife guide to South West England reserves

1.94Mb, PDF

Things to see and do in South West England.

Date: 29 October 2010


Somerset Schools and Community Project

Somerset Schools and Community Project

1.59Mb, PDF

End of project report.

Date: 21 October 2010



RSPB science, conservation and farming projects in your area.

3 July 2013Starling diet and breeding performance
22 March 2013Mid Parrett Wet Farmland Project

Featured news

Selected local stories from the RSPB.

Finding a more flood resilient future on the Levels for people and wildlife?

27 January 2014

The current floods are causing enormous distress to people living and working in communities such as Muchelney and Moorland, and have resulted in appalling damage to some homes and businesses. And being part of the Levels community ourselves, we share and understand their worries, their frustrations. It’s really tough at the moment.

General views of floodplain grassland, Greylake RSPB reserve

Letter to the Prime Minister from the West Country

25 June 2013

The following letter, signed by over 100 conservationists, business leaders, landowners, celebrities and academics from the West Country was sent by South West Wildlife Trust and RSPB on 24 June 2013

Brown hare in green grass

Ten presents that won't cost the earth

21 December 2011

South west wildlife charities have today set out a wish list of ten things the Government could do to give the region’s wildlife a festive boost and support its aspirations to be the "greenest Government ever". They also challenge Government to put the environment at the heart of a sustainable economic recovery for the region.

Male house sparrow in young willows


Events coming up in the next 7 days.

26 Oct


Guided walk

28 Oct

The Big Draw

Hands-on activity

The Big Draw (changed venue: RSPB Swell Wood)

Hands-on activity

29 Oct

Find out more about you local wildlife with the RSPB at the Bishop's Palace, Wells

Watching wildlife

30 Oct

Nature skull trail

Hands-on activity

Local groups

Job vacancies

Job titleExpires
Field Fundraiser31 Oct