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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.

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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

Bioblitz survey this weekend will aim to identify and record every species in the city, and everyone is welcome to join in

24 July 2015

RSPB Scotland is calling on people in Glasgow to help discover the city’s wildlife by taking part in a bioblitz this Sunday (July 26).

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

First photomarathon held at local loch

24 July 2015

RSPB Scotland Loch Leven is preparing for its first-ever photomarathon this August

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Wytham Woods celebrate a big wild night out

23 July 2015

On August 8, the RSPB and Oxford University will be welcoming families to camp under the stars and discover what really goes bump in the night at Oxford University’s famous wild woods as part of the annual RSPB Big Wild Sleepout.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Loch Leven visitors asked to help Defend Nature

23 July 2015

It's nearly the end of the consultation on the EU Nature Directives and people are being asked to help nature

Lapwing calling

The matchbox challenge is on at Coombes Valley!

22 July 2015

RSPB Coombes Valley nature reserve, near Leek, kicked off its matchbox challenge yesterday, a self-led series of events held throughout the Summer holidays, exploring the beauty of the smaller things in life.

Woodland at Coombes Valley

Rare spider spotted at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond is first record in twenty years

22 July 2015

A rare spider which hasn’t been found in Scotland in 20 years, has been spotted at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

MSP hails success of Ross-shire red kite partnership: Bill Kidd MSP, Holyrood red kite species champion, urges public to “come and see for yourself” during visit to Tollie Red Kites

21 July 2015

Bill Kidd MSP, the Scottish Parliament’s red kite species champion, has expressed delight at the success of the Tollie Red Kites viewing facility.

Red kite in flight, Wales

Our uplands are becoming a burning issue

21 July 2015

The management of our uplands has become a burning issue, as a new scientific paper reveals.

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Rare chance for families to discover the secret world of Flat Holm Island after dark.

21 July 2015

This summer families in and around Cardiff are being encouraged to spend a night in nature’s home by taking part in the RSPB’s Big Wild Sleepout. Money raised from the event will go towards saving nature.

Titchwell Big Wild Sleepout

RSPB-led study reveals extent of upland burning in Scotland: Burning found in over half of conservation areas assessed

21 July 2015

A new study led by the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science has revealed the extent of moorland burning across Britain’s upland areas.

Heather moor/fell above Old Water, Geltsdale RSPB reserve

RSPB-led study reveals extent of upland burning across Britain

21 July 2015

A new study led by the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science has revealed the extent of moorland burning across Britain’s upland areas

Male red grouse