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Let's keep to the bee line

22 May 2015

The Bee Coalition has reacted with dismay to news that the National Farmers Union is attempting to sidestep an EU ban on neonicotinoids, pesticides known to be harmful to bees.

Queen short-haired bumblebee on clover

Mark makes it back, but where are his mates?

20 May 2015

RSPB encourages people to keep a look out for UK's rarest breeding bird of prey

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Your challenge if you wish to accept it: cycling three times the height of Snowdon every day for seven days!

19 May 2015

This summer one man will take on a challenge of a lifetime and cycle three times the height of Snowdon every day for seven days!

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Lloyd Dowson looks to the future at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

15 May 2015

When the RSPB at Bempton Cliffs put out a call for sponsorship to local businesses, one of the first to answer it was accountancy firm, Lloyd Dowson.

Children playing in grass

RSPB staff campaign for better wheelchair access to British countryside

15 May 2015

The RSPB's Roy Taylor begins his 68 mile Trans Pennine Trail challenge

Dearne valley landscape view

RSPB NI calls for swift action!

15 May 2015

Local people are needed to help the RSPB build up a clearer picture of the number of swifts across the country.

Swift in air

Have you seen a red kite?

15 May 2015

RSPB Northern Ireland is calling on the public to help build a clearer picture of the country’s red kite population.

Red kite in flight

Become a wildlife detective at RSPB Coombes Valley

14 May 2015

RSPB Coombes Valley, near Leek, is giving you the chance to learn all about our fascinating woodland wildlife by piecing together clues and becoming a wildlife detective.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB Scotland Abernethy celebrates tree nursery opening

13 May 2015

Donors and local schoolchildren attend event to mark important part of forest expansion project.

View of mountains through trees, RSPB Loch Garten nature reserve

YOU have the power to save Scotland’s garden wildlife

13 May 2015

Head along to our fantastic event at Holyrood Park this weekend, to experience how to give nature a home.

Adult male blackbird

RSPB Scotland responds to Council decision on T in the Park

12 May 2015

RSPB Scotland responds to Council decision on T in the Park

Pair of ospreys feeding chicks at eyrie

100 voluntary organisations Unite to Defend Nature

12 May 2015

100 voluntary organisations across the UK have joined forces to call for the protection of Europe’s natural environment.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

100 voluntary organisations unite to defend nature

12 May 2015

100 voluntary organisations across the UK have joined forces to call for the protection of Europe’s natural environment

View looking over estuary with Snowdonia in the distance, RSPB Conwy reserve

Bill Oddie to speak at RSPB Scotland’s Big Nature Festival

12 May 2015

RSPB Scotland has announced Bill Oddie will be attending Scotland’s Big Nature Festival in East Lothian next month.

Bill Oddie

100 organisations unite to fight threat to European nature laws

12 May 2015

EU legislation – the Birds and Habitats Directives – exist to protect the most important wildlife species and habitats in the UK and Europe. However, these laws are now under review and at risk of being weakened.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB commend Environment Agency for protecting rare Broads wildlife

11 May 2015

The RSPB commends the Environment Agency’s decision to refuse two water abstraction licence renewal applications that were threatening rare wildlife.

Swallowtail butterfly on lilac

Trio of threatened breeding birds of prey vanish

8 May 2015

Three nesting male hen harriers have vanished in Lancashire in as many weeks, in unexplained circumstances.

Male hen harrier in flight carrying twigs

New footbridge across the Tame brings people closer to nature

8 May 2015

On Thursday 14 May, Hanson Aggregates, Staffordshire County Council and RSPB will be joining forces to officially open a new footbridge across the River Tame south of Tamworth, within Middleton Lakes RSPB Nature Reserve.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Rare species spotted in Antrim Hills

6 May 2015

A rare beetle, though to be extinct in County Antrim, has been seen in the Glenwherry area by the RSPB.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Don't get in a flap about bats!

5 May 2015

The Partnership for Action against Wildlife Crime in Northern Ireland (PAW NI) has issued a reminder about the importance of protecting bats as they wake from their long winter hibernation.

Pipistrelle in flight at night