Conservation and sustainability
Open cast coal restoration
RSPB Parliamentary briefing on the restoration of open cast coal sites
Date: 17 March 2015
The RSPB supports the use of renewable energy to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. This briefing summarises our position on all forms of solar energy, but focuses on the impacts of large photovoltaic arrays. It suggests ways to avoid, mitigate and enhance potential impacts on birds and other wildlife.
Date: 12 January 2015
Opencast coal mining - Moving towards more effective regulation
This briefing summarises our response to the Scottish Government consultation on effective regulation of open cast coal restoration.
Date: 22 May 2014
Land drainage systems to control water removal are traditionally used to increase land productivity. However, for business and environmental reasons, care should be taken to ensure drainage is planned and appropriate.
Date: 9 May 2014
RSPB Scotland Parliamentary Briefing - Eradicating Raptor persecution in Scotland
While the introduction of measures such as vicarious liability are positive steps, incidents such as the poisonings on the Black Isle illustrate the continuing threat to these majestic species.
Date: 6 May 2014
RSPB Scotland: Parliamentary Briefing on Open Cast Coal Consultation
Recommendations in order to ensure future open cast coal extraction takes place at minimal risk to Scotland’s wildlife, communities and climate targets.
Date: 26 February 2014
Letter Writting Briefing - Last chance for Scotland's birds
The Scottish Government needs to know that there is public support for MPAs for seabirds, so it is extremely important that they receive your letter. This briefing provides some information to help you compose your response.
Date: 29 October 2013
RSPB Scotland parliamentary briefing: Opencast coal mining - liability for restoration works.
RSPB Scotland and Friends of the Earth briefing on the liability for restoration works after opencast mining.
Date: 17 September 2013
Revising Scotland’s National Performance Framework
This briefing is offered as a contribution to the review of the National Performance Framework
Date: 24 May 2013
Rehabilitation of Oiled Birds
Details of RSPB Scotland's role in the prevention and rehabilitation of oiled birds
Marine Protected Areas
Progress on designating Scotland's Marine Protected Areas
Electricity Market Reform
RSPB Scotland’s Role in shaping the Energy Bill
Freshwater pearl mussel - briefing
Outlined in this document are the range of factors that are putting freshwater pearl mussels (Margaritifera margaritifera) at risk
Date: 23 May 2013
RSPB briefing on the European plenary vote on CAP
A briefing for MEPs in advance of the plenary vote on Common Agriculture Policy reform.
Date: 8 March 2013
Planning Bill (Northern Ireland) – Additional Provisions
A briefing on the RSPB's response to additional provisions introduced by the planning bill.
Date: 22 January 2013
Parliamentary Briefing: Biodiversity in Scotland
Briefing of the Scottish parliament with a view to achieving the 2020 biodiversity targets.
Date: 15 January 2013