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Welcome to the RSPB's Media Centre, we are here to help you produce great stories.

Providing you with topical news, features and comment is just the start. You can also find the contact details of our national and regional media officers across the UK, our press release archive and details of the resources we can provide to help you. We place a very high value on quality media coverage and we look forward to working with you to achieve this.

The stories we tell reflect the RSPB's leading role as a campaigning charity working to save threatened birds and wildlife, the special places they depend on and the environment that supports them.

Our unique combination of practical land management and cutting edge policy work is supported by sound science and more than a million members, including the world's largest wildlife club for young people.

Latest press releases

Long Live the Little Tern!

3 August 2015

Wildlife conservationists studying rare little terns nesting on Chesil Beach have discovered that two of the nesting colony residents are now fifteen and sixteen years old, and during their annual African migrations have notched up over 100,000km each.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

New research reveals climate change threat to uplands

31 July 2015

Researchers predict climate change is predicted to have severe impact on sensitive upland habitats

Golden plover among heather

Golden Plover in trouble but siskin and warblers thrive across Scotland

31 July 2015

The latest Breeding Bird Survey report reveals Golden Plover and Kestrel are in trouble across Scotland, whilst warbler and Siskin populations are thriving.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB chief executive challenges shooting industry to ‘take responsibility for its impacts’

31 July 2015

The RSPB’s chief executive, Dr Mike Clarke, has called on those within the shooting industry to take responsibility for both the positive and negative impacts their industry has on the wider public interest, including biodiversity and the natural environment.

Curlew feeding in grassy field

Shakespeare performed just ‘As you like it’

30 July 2015

RSPB Scotland nature reserve prepares to host an outdoor performance of one of Shakespeare’s play.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Some respite for the UK's birds

30 July 2015

Results from the latest bird survey present a mixed picture for our birds

Turtle dove in flight

Celebrate sealife in St Andrews

29 July 2015

As part of National Marine Week, RSPB Scotland is inviting people to join them to celebrate St Andrews’ coastal creatures.

FAME: Fulmar landing

International team fits satellite tags to keep tabs on UK’s rarest raptors

28 July 2015

Conservationists fit satellite tags to three Montagu’s harriers in East Anglia to learn about our rarest breeding bird of prey.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Take a walk on the wild side

28 July 2015

RSPB Scotland’s Loch of Strathbeg nature reserve invites visitors for a behind the scenes look at recent meadow restoration work.

Ragged robin

European bird protection law saves threatened species

28 July 2015

New research reveals that many of Europe's threatened birds owe their recovery to the Birds Directive

Avocet in flight


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