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Red kite volunteer Andrea urges Government to take action over bird of prey persecution after thousands sign petition

21 August 2014

More than 6,000 support petition handed to minister in the wake of “Ross-shire massacre”

Red kite

Bee-eaters fledge on the Isle of Wight

20 August 2014

Four bee-eater chicks have fledged on the Isle of Wight after a joint protection operation by the National Trust, the RSPB and island naturalists

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Bringing a little bit of the Amazon rainforest to West Canvey Marsh

20 August 2014

The RSPB is excited to announce that for one night only they will be bringing a little bit of the Amazon rainforest to West Canvey Marsh.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB calls for agri-award entries

19 August 2014

If you are a wildlife-friendly farmer, or know someone who works hard to give nature a home on their land, time is running out to enter this year’s Farming Life and Danske Bank awards.

Rare orchid blossoms around Lough Neagh

19 August 2014

With its spirals of small white flowers resembling the braided hair of a beautiful maiden, the Irish Lady’s Tresses orchid is one of Northern Ireland’s most eye-catching and rarest plants.

Farmland landscapes with Slemish Mountain in the background

Frampton Marsh hosts first UK glossy ibis nesting attempt

18 August 2014

A pair of glossy ibises have brought a touch of the Mediterranean to our Frampton Marsh reserve this summer

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

School children give 50 new homes to dormice on Llangyndeyrn Mountain near Kidwelly

15 August 2014

Pontyberem and Bancffosfelen Primary Schools near Llangyndeyrn Mountain have given the rare “y pathew” dormouse new homes by putting up boxes for the shy animal.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Chris Packham to host RSPB’s Nature of Scotland Awards

13 August 2014

The 2014 shortlist was announced at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday night

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

A summer of wildlife in Newcastle and Gateshead

8 August 2014

Nature conservation organisation, the RSPB, is hosting a programme of family-friendly wildlife events in Newcastle and Gateshead this month.

Children looking at an insect

Record breaking year for Chesil beach’s little tern colony!

8 August 2014

The little tern colony at Chesil Beach has had its most successful year since records began, building on the prior success of the partnership project.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Warts and all

8 August 2014

RSPB Scotland and ARC work to save rare natterjack toad.

Natterjack toad

Try kayaking, bush craft and fishing for free with the ARC project

7 August 2014

Free taster sessions of kayaking, bush craft and fishing for children and young people in West Sussex are being offered by the Arun and Rother Connections (ARC) project.

Bushcraft challenge

Be a Bee Gaurdian

5 August 2014

On Thursday 7th August, Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust and the RSPB are holding a workshop to recruit volunteer Bee Guardians to help survey the special bees found at Canvey Wick nature reserve.

Bees on Globe thistle

Celebrate the glories of nature in the Thames estuary with the Big Picture exhibition

5 August 2014

Photographers from all over the south east entered the RSPB’s Big Picture competition earlier this year to show what they loved about the wildlife, landscapes and people of the Thames estuary, and you can see the winners’ work at the Harbour Arm Gallery in Margate this week.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB urges re-think on drift net ban

5 August 2014

The RSPB has urged the European Commission not to impose an EU wide ban on small-scale drift net fishing which could impact local fishermen who fish in a responsible and sustainable way.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Gold award for RSPB Loch Leven in Scottish first

5 August 2014

The View cafe at RSPB Loch Leven nature reserve has become the first visitor attraction in Scotland to achieve the prestigious Gold Food for Life Catering Mark from the Soil Association.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Celebrate National Play Day at Portobello Beach

4 August 2014

Learn more about fascinating marine wildlife with RSPB Scotland and Marine Conservation Society

Pair of gannets preening on Bass Rock

RSPB Scotland welcomes Government decisions on Scottish farm support

1 August 2014

We welcome the decision made by Rural Affairs Secretary, Richard Lochhead on CAP greening rules and the approach proposed for Ecological Focus Areas.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The big Blacktoft biomass BBQ

1 August 2014

The RSPB Humber team are inviting everyone to join them for a Biomass BBQ at Blacktoft Sands nature reserve, to find out all about how they are converting waste biomass, such as reeds and willow, into innovative climate-friendly products.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Big picture exhibition celebrates the glories of the Thames estuary

1 August 2014

The winners’ work in the RSPB Big Picture photography competition celebrating Thames estuary is on show at the Harbour Arm Gallery, Margate

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds