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Conviction for English egg collector who ‘exported’ crimes to Bulgaria

22 October 2014

An English egg collector has been handed a six month prison sentence, suspended for three years, and a 5000 Lev (£2024) fine after pleading guilty to the illegal possession of 16 birds’ eggs and three taxidermy specimens by a court in Burgas, Bulgaria.

Bulgaria seized eggs

Growing support to save the Peak District’s upland peatlands

22 October 2014

A range of organisations including local councils and wildlife groups are backing an RSPB campaign to bring about the end of burning on deep peat, a harmful practice that is destroying parts of the Peak District.

Round-leaved sundew, Drosera rotundifolia

Gone Girls: Threatened birds of prey disappear without trace

24 September 2014

Two young satellite-tagged hen harriers have vanished in Lancashire in unexplained circumstances.

Tagged Hen Harrier - Bowland

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MAP - Woodlark in North West England

MAP - Woodlark in North West England

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Date: 26 May 2009



RSPB science, conservation and farming projects in your area.

8 July 2014Improving breeding habitats for Ring Ouzels
13 November 2009Operation Tree Sparrow

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Slithery snakes and legless lizards to join RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2015

19 November 2014

More than half a million people are expected to watch and count their garden birds for this year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch in January, with some surprising new creatures on the list among our feathered friends too.


RSPB issues challenge to shooting community as illegal bird of prey killing continues

30 October 2014

Illegal persecution continues to deprive the UK countryside of our native birds of prey and the RSPB is challenging leaders in the shooting community to acknowledge this and taken real action to stop the killing.


Hen harriers for LIFE - first cross-border project launched to save rare bird of prey

22 October 2014

An exciting new European Union-supported project aims to achieve a secure and sustainable future for one of our most threatened birds of prey, the hen harrier.

Male hen harrier hunting along coastline


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