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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

The race to save the turtle dove

24 October 2014

Wildlife enthusiast Tristan Reid is going the extra mile to help support the effort to save one of England’s most threatened birds, the turtle dove.

Turtle dove in flight

Breaking ground at local nature reserve

24 October 2014

Staff and volunteers at RSPB Sandwell Valley are eagerly anticipating the rumble of heavy machinery as builders finally arrive on site to begin construction of the new centre.

Sandwell Valley visitor centre damaged by fire

Dredging up Trouble: Government urged to resist playing politics over winter flood measures

24 October 2014

Potentially environmentally-damaging dredging must not be prioritized over other proven flood-prevention measures is the warning to the Government by Blueprint for Water.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

South east’s migratory birds wintering in Africa face steep declines

23 October 2014

Migratory species from the south east who fly south for winter are dropping sharply in numbers, a new report by the RSPB and partners has revealed.

Flying swift

Epic 28-hour flight for Aberfoyle osprey

23 October 2014

Two chicks raised in the Trossachs have become the first ospreys from the area to be tracked with the aid of satellite tags.

Female osprey at eyrie, Scotland

RSPB Cymru bring an early festive feel to the Darwin Centre

23 October 2014

RSPB Cymru is again opening its Christmas pop-up shop in the Darwin Centre in Shrewsbury this October, so if you’re stuck for Christmas gift ideas why not pop in for a visit and see what you’ll find.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Bad news for farmland birds

23 October 2014

The RSPB calls for Defra to make "every pound count" in a new wildlife-friendly farm scheme as official figures reveal huge drop in farmland bird numbers.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

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

22 October 2014

English egg collector who 'exported' crime to Bulgaria convicted

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Hen Harriers for LIFE

22 October 2014

A new EU project aims to secure the future of one of our most threatened birds of prey: the hen harrier.

Adult male hen harrier perched on heather, RSPB Loch Gruinart reserve, Islay

Hen Harriers for LIFE

22 October 2014

First cross-border project launched to save rare bird of prey

Female hen harrier with food

Contacts

  • UK Press office: 01767 681577
  • Out of hours: 01767 681577 (answerphone)
  • Northern Ireland: 028 9049 1547
  • Scotland: 0131 317 4100
  • Wales: 029 2035 3007
  • E-mail: pressoffice@rspb.org.uk