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Gamekeeper found guilty of mass poisoning of birds of prey

1 October 2014

The illegal killing of at least 11 birds of prey on one estate in Norfolk is one of the worst cases recorded in Britain

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB Scotland welcome Cabinet Secretary’s latest announcement on greening the CAP

25 September 2014

Proposal on green CAP a small but positive step for wildlife

Flower-rich margin at Hope Farm, Cambridgeshire

RSPB bags £1,000 donation from Scotmid Co-operative

24 September 2014

Scotmid Co-operative customers in the Inverness area have raised £1,000 for RSPB Scotland to help protect birds and wildlife in Scotland

Girls playing on a fallen tree at RSPB Middleton Lakes nature reserve

Gone Girls: Threatened birds of prey disappear without trace

24 September 2014

Two young satellite-tagged hen harriers have vanished in Lancashire in unexplained circumstances.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Sarah appointed to HELP nature

24 September 2014

A Fermanagh woman has been appointed by the RSPB to work alongside farmers to give nature a home around Lough Erne.

Calling redshank in meadow

Rare seabird chicks seen for first time in living memory on St Agnes and Gugh

22 September 2014

Manx shearwater chicks have been seen outside their nest burrows for the first time in living memory on St Agnes and Gugh, following the first year of a project to remove rats.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Is it a cowpat? Or a piece of wood? Young nightjar shows reserve is on track

17 September 2014

A young nightjar seen by a RSPB volunteer photographer on the Hazeley Heath reserve in Hampshire last week shows the heathland restoration is on track.

Roosting nightjar

Rare bird of prey tagged on TV show missing in action

16 September 2014

A bird of prey filmed for national television has mysteriously disappeared before her screen debut

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Boost for rare Dartmoor bird

16 September 2014

A new bird study on Dartmoor reveals dunlin numbers have increased in response to efforts to restore the moor’s famous mires.

Dunlin in summer plumage, wading, Snettisham reserve

Lizard bonanza at RSPB Farnham Heath

15 September 2014

A sand lizard reintroduction project at RSPB Farnham Heath’s still on track to succeed despite floods drowning this years’ stock

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Scotland’s kestrels in severe decline

13 September 2014

RSPB conservationists suggest cause after early research

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Groups come together to offer three weeks of wild fun in Glasgow

11 September 2014

The Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival has launched with three weeks of events encouraging people in the city to get closer to wildlife.

Woman watering flowers

We're fighting development of 5,000 homes on top nightingale site

5 September 2014

Lodge Hill is a protected site and one of the most important for nightingales, so we're fighting a proposal to build 5,000 homes there.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Partnerships in the south east will boost business and conservation

4 September 2014

Organisations in the south east can benefit from putting nature on their agenda, and a landmark conference which is taking place today will help them share best practice.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Politicians and industry have the power to make a difference in dealing with challenges facing wildlife

3 September 2014

Businesses and politicians have the power to make a difference in tackling the crisis facing our wildlife, according to Sir David Attenborough.

Gannet colony

RSPB responds to ‘common sense’ decision to drop Thames Estuary airport

3 September 2014

Common sense has prevailed as the Airports Commission rules out an airport in the Thames Estuary.

Plane landing

Nose to nose with furry friends

3 September 2014

On Sunday 14 September from 10 am - 12 pm, RSPB Sandwell Valley nature reserve will welcome visitors to get nose to nose with native furry friends.

Field vole

Wildlife is good for business

3 September 2014

The West Country’s water industry bosses are among a wide range of business leaders attending a major national conference today in London today to hear Sir David Attenborough and Deputy PM Nick Clegg speak about how making space for wildlife is good for business.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Game-changing response required to tackle State of Nature crisis

3 September 2014

Finding game-changing solutions to the crisis facing nature is the theme of the landmark Conference for Nature today which features high-profile delegates including Sir David Attenborough, The Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, Germaine Greer and key people from business, politics, the utility sector and conservation

Hedgehog foraging in leaves

Isle of Wight bee-eaters rewrite the record books

2 September 2014

Bee-eaters nesting on the Isle of Wight have successfully raised eight chicks - the most successful breeding attempt on record in the UK.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds