Conservation and sustainability
Building on the first report in 2013, the UK's wildlife organisations have joined forces to undertake a health check of nature in the UK and its Overseas Territories.
The 'Migrants in Africa' research programme is designed to increase our understanding of the non-breeding ecology of some of our iconic species, and use this to inform actions to stem and ultimately reverse their population declines.
The UK and its Overseas Territories are home to internationally important populations of seabirds but many of them are in severe decline. Such declines are often due to threats that seabirds face whilst searching for food at sea but until recently we had little idea about the lives of seabirds once they left the colony.
The importance of protected areas in climate change adaptation
Population declines and range contraction have left hawfinches confined to just a few key breeding areas in the UK. The current research programme sets out to further our understanding of their ecology and inform future conservation efforts.
The first-ever stocktake of the wildlife of our amazing Overseas Territories has revealed that they hold 94 per cent of all known unique British species, with potentially a further 2,100 species new to science still to be discovered.
Our team at the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science aims to discover practical solutions to 21st century conservation problems.
We do this by identifying the most important problems, discovering their causes, testing potential solutions and ensuring they work when implemented. We work in the UK and overseas with a wide range of funders and partners.
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The State of Nature in the UK and its Overseas Territories.
Authors: State of Nature partnership
Date: 11 May 2016Authors: BTO, JNCC, RSPB, and WWT
Part of a collection that aims to highlight RSPB science from the last decade. Climate change is a substantial and growing threat to wildlife in the UK and globally.
Date: 11 May 2016Authors: BTO, JNCC, RSPB, and WWTAuthors: Dr Steven Ewing
Part of a collection that aims to highlight RSPB science from the last decade. This case study focuses on the evidence available in support of the RSPB's position on renewables.
Date: 11 May 2016Authors: BTO, JNCC, RSPB, and WWTAuthors: Dr Steven EwingAuthors: Dr Rowena Langston
The UK's leading bird conservation organisations have worked together to review the status of birds in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
Date: 3 December 2015Authors: Eaton MA, Aebischer NJ, Brown AF, Hearn RD, Lock L, Musgrove AJ, Noble DG, Stroud DA and Gregory RD
The state of the UK's birds 2015 (SUKB), is the 16th edition of this annual report. It provides a one-stop shop for all the latest results from annual, periodic and one-off surveys and monitoring programmes.
Date: 10 November 2015Authors: Hayhow DB, Bond AL, Eaton MA, Grice PV, Hall C, Hall J, Harris SJ, Hearn RD, Holt CA, Noble DG, Stroud DA and Wotton S
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