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Award for stone-curlew protection project on Downton Abbey estate

17 April 2014

Partnership between RSPB and the landowner on the estate where Downton Abbey is filmed bears fruit

Adult stone-curlew at nest with eggs, Breckland, Norfolk

Grey squirrel tops wildlife survey

17 April 2014

For the last 36 years people have been recording the birds which land in their gardens and local green spaces during the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch. But this January, for the first time, the charity also asked people to keep a look out for other wildlife which visits during the year – from squirrels to badgers and frogs

Grey Squirrel

Garden wildlife revealed

17 April 2014

World’s biggest wildlife survey reports a chorus of frogs hopping around in our gardens but our native squirrels are in the red

Common frog

Award for stone-curlew protection project on Downton Abbey estate

16 April 2014

Partnership between landowners and the RSPB bears fruit

Adult stone-curlew at nest with eggs, Breckland, Norfolk

Water companies must prove they mean business on the environment

15 April 2014

A new report published today, Tuesday 15 April, by the Blueprint for Water coalition on the environmental plans of water companies reveals a yawning gap between the best and worst performers in England and Wales.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Climate change threatens Pagham’s little terns

14 April 2014

Food and nesting sites affected by weather and sea temperatures

Little tern at nest, stretching wings

Climate change and disturbance leaving one of the UK’s rarest breeding birds with nowhere to tern in Essex

14 April 2014

One of the UK’s rarest seabirds, little terns, could become a victim of climate change as rising seas and increased coastal flooding squeezes the UK’s coastline.

Little tern at nest, stretching wings

Climate change leaving seabirds in north Wales with nowhere to tern

14 April 2014

One of the UK’s rarest seabirds could become a victim of climate change as rising seas and increased coastal flooding squeezes Wales’s coastline.

Little tern at nest, stretching wings

Pioneering project to expand and restore Scotland’s native Caledonian pine forest gets underway

14 April 2014

A visionary project to accelerate the expansion and restoration of the country’s native Caledonian pine forests to their former glory will see thousands of trees planted on a nature reserve in Speyside.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Climate change leaving seabirds with nowhere to tern

14 April 2014

One of the UK’s rarest seabirds could become a victim of climate change as rising seas and increased coastal flooding squeezes the UK’s coastline.

Little tern at nest, stretching wings

RSPB Scotland’s Dolphinwatch is back!

11 April 2014

This weekend sees the launch of Dolphinwatch; helping people in Aberdeen see one of the UK's most impressive wildlife spectacles.

Bottlenose dolphin

Enjoy an ‘eggcellent’ Easter weekend at Sandwell Valley nature reserve

10 April 2014

On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April, RSPB Sandwell Valley nature reserve will be hosting an ‘eggcellent’ weekend of wild themed Easter activities.

Visitors attending a family fun day, RSPB Sandwell Valley

Aberfoyle Osprey season off to a flying start

10 April 2014

Spring has got off to a flying start at Aberfoyle Ospreys with the arrival of not one but three ospreys on the nest.

Glaslyn osprey in Switzerland

First egg for new peregrine pair at Chichester Cathedral

9 April 2014

The new female peregrine at Chichester Cathedral laid her first egg today and now the wait begins for the full clutch

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Let’s hear it for gulls - 'Parents of the Year'

9 April 2014

Now the breeding season’s started, an insight into gull behaviour

Herring gull perching on railing

Big Garden Birdwatch results: All change in Essex’s top ten

5 April 2014

Essex gardens are vital for many much-loved species

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

TAQA wade in to help give terns a home

5 April 2014

Staff from international energy company TAQA, were at RSPB Loch of Strathbeg yesterday to help launch new tern nesting rafts.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Online donations to boost reward for information about poisoned birds of prey

4 April 2014

RSPB Scotland has set up a Justgiving web page after being inundated by calls from members of the public asking to contribute to a reward for information about the deaths of 16 birds of prey.

Red kite in flight

Building support from the grassroots

4 April 2014

The benefits of getting involved with nature is the theme of the first Arun and Rother Connections conference at Brighton University

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Help for hungry hedgehogs

4 April 2014

Prickly garden visitors may need some help after hibernation, says RSPB

Hedgehog