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RSPB Scotland sets strict criteria for T in the Park

24 April 2015

Festival can go ahead as long as conditions observed, says wildlife charity

Female osprey landing at nest with moss

‘Flying start’ to see Coombes Valley’s spring stars

24 April 2015

RSPB Coombes Valley nature reserve, near Leek, is hosting a special fortnight to highlight some of their special spring stars on the reserve; pied flycatchers and redstarts.

Female pied flycatcher entering nestbox with food (taken from within nestbox)

Give nature a home with a helping hand from local nature

24 April 2015

On Sunday 26 April, RSPB Sandwell Valley will be inviting families to join them in the reserves wildlife garden to take part in lots of fun ‘hands on’ activities, all about attracting wildlife into gardens and green spaces.

Comma butterfly on verbena in gardens at The Lodge

SSE windfarm at Strathy South could take over 20 years to become carbon neutral

23 April 2015

It has been revealed that the Strathy South windfarm could take up to 24.8 years to ‘pay back’ the carbon impacts of its construction.

Blades of wind turbine

Nature groups join forces to benefit wildlife of river valleys in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

22 April 2015

Two of the largest nature organisations in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire are working together to protect important places for wildlife in the Upper Thames region.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Fire at Farnham Heath nature reserve

22 April 2015

Fire has damaged part of our Farnham Heath reserve, setting conservation back ten to fifteen years.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

New report highlights the value of the UK's wetlands

22 April 2015

BTO Wetland Bird Survey highlights importance of UK's wetlands

Flock of avocets on the Humber estuary

RSPB unveils second Giving Nature a Home advert

20 April 2015

Star of latest national television advertising campaign is… a frog!

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Dolphinwatch is back and bigger than ever!

20 April 2015

Today [17 April] sees the launch of Aberdeen’s third annual Dolphinwatch – a project helping people see one of the UK's most impressive wildlife spectacles.

Bottlenose dolphin

RSPB Scotland dismayed at SSE windfarm inquiry tactics

20 April 2015

Public inquiry into SSE’s controversial windfarm proposals at Strathy South delayed following procedural error by the energy giants.

Large wind farm in Scotland

TV presenter and RSPB President Miranda Krestovnikoff launches flagship project at this year’s RHS Flower Show in Cardiff

16 April 2015

History and wildlife presenter and RSPB President Miranda Krestovnikoff will launch the project Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff at this year’s RHS Flower Show in Cardiff tomorrow (Friday 17 April).

Sunflower

Ban mountain hare culls for three years, urge Scottish wildlife organisations

14 April 2015

A group of 10 high-profile wildlife and conservation organisations are calling on the Scottish Government to impose a three-year ban on all mountain hare culling on grouse moors.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

How to Re-wild your wellies?

13 April 2015

If you wan to celebrate the launch of Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff, RSPB Cymru’s flagship project in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council, you can Re-wild your Wellies at home by following the step-by-step Welly Wisdoms below.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Sut i Ail-wylltio eich welis?

13 April 2015

I ddathlu lansio Rhoi Cartref i Fyd Natur yng Nghaerdydd, project blaenllaw RSPB Cymru mewn partneriaeth â Chyngor Dinas Caerdydd, gallwch Ail-wylltio eich welis gartref drwy ddilyn ein ‘Cyngor Welis’ isod.

GNAH girl building a home

Starlight, star bright for UK’s wildlife

9 April 2015

RSPB challenges wildlife lovers to go back to basics with Big Wildl Sleepout 2015

1072842 - Big Wild Sleepout at Titchwell

RSPB launches special mountain “grouse-watches” for wildlife enthusiasts

9 April 2015

CairnGorm Mountain to host viewings of rare wildlife including black grouse, ptarmigan and ring ouzel

Male black grouse on lek at RSPB Corrimony nature reserve

Blackbirds top of the class again in RSPB’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch

7 April 2015

More than 4,000 pupils and teachers across Wales counted the birds in their school grounds for one hour of one day in the first half of Spring Term (5 January – 13 February 2015). The survey is part of RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch – the biggest garden wildlife survey in the world. This year over 28,000 people across Wales took part in this citizen science survey over one weekend at the end of January.

Male blackbird - BGBW 2011

Perfect view: new hide on Skye provides ideal place to see wildlife

2 April 2015

People hoping to see Skye’s amazing wildlife including a pair of majestic white-tailed eagles now have a spectacular vantage point to watch them.

White-tailed eagle flying

Cuts threaten Lough Erne curlews

1 April 2015

RSPB NI is warning that 100% cuts to the Natural Heritage Grants Programme will have a devastating effect on nature and the environment.

Calling curlew

Rathlin's wildlife under threat

1 April 2015

RSPB NI is warning that 100% cuts to the Natural Heritage Grants Programme will have a devastating effect on nature and the environment.

Adult chough on Oronsay RSPB nature reserve