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RSPB issues challenge to shooting community as illegal bird of prey killing continues in the Midlands

31 October 2014

Illegal persecution continues to deprive the UK countryside of our native birds of prey and the RSPB is challenging leaders in the shooting community to acknowledge this and taken real action to stop the killing.

Deadperegrine

Nene Valley Nature Fest

31 October 2014

On Saturday 8 November and Sunday 9 November, the RSPB and the Bedford, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust are welcoming visitors for a weekend of nature events to celebrate the importance of the Nene Valley Nature Improvement Area (NIA).

Close up of walking boots on footpath

Shot, poisoned, persecuted - the killing of our iconic Welsh birds continues

31 October 2014

The story of illegal persecution of birds of prey in Wales continues as the latest RSPB’s Birdcrime report released today (30th October 2013) reveals. The RSPB Investigations Unit received reports of 46 incidents of wild bird crime occurring in 2013 in Wales, which accounted for 9% of the UK incidents reported in Birdcrime 2013.

Buzzard landing on ground

Embrace spiders this Halloween, ‘the real nightmare would be a world without them’

31 October 2014

Halloween is here, and according to the RSPB, it happens to be the best time of year to see some of Britain’s biggest spiders. With so many benefits to nature and your garden, it’s time to start to embrace our eight-legged friends rather than be running scared.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Embrace spiders this Halloween, ‘the real nightmare would be a world without them’

31 October 2014

Halloween is here, and according to the RSPB, it happens to be the best time of year to see some of Britain’s biggest spiders.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Embrace spiders this Halloween - the real nightmare would be a world without them

31 October 2014

Embrace spiders instead of running scared of them this Halloween

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Bird Atlas team scoop RSPB’s most prestigious award

30 October 2014

The RSPB has awarded the team behind the latest bird atlas for Britain and Ireland with the RSPB Medal, for their outstanding contribution to conservation

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

A challenge to the shooting community as illegal bird of prey killing continues

30 October 2014

The RSPB issues a fresh challenge to the shooting community as the 2013 Birdcrime report shows illegal persecution continues

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Act for Nature: Calls for new law to support recovery of nature and improve people's wellbeing

29 October 2014

Charities are today challenging political parties to act for nature.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

UK Government has ‘the perfect opportunity to solve some of the biggest conservation problems facing the world’, say two leading wildlife charities

27 October 2014

Today [Monday 27 October], the UK Government has ‘the perfect opportunity to solve some of the biggest conservation problems facing the world in one stroke’, according to experts from wildlife charities the RSPB and WWT.

Red kite in flight

The race to save the turtle dove

24 October 2014

Wildlife enthusiast Tristan Reid is going the extra mile to help support the effort to save one of England’s most threatened birds, the turtle dove.

Turtle dove in flight

Breaking ground at local nature reserve

24 October 2014

Staff and volunteers at RSPB Sandwell Valley are eagerly anticipating the rumble of heavy machinery as builders finally arrive on site to begin construction of the new centre.

Sandwell Valley visitor centre damaged by fire

Dredging up Trouble: Government urged to resist playing politics over winter flood measures

24 October 2014

Potentially environmentally-damaging dredging must not be prioritized over other proven flood-prevention measures is the warning to the Government by Blueprint for Water.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

South east’s migratory birds wintering in Africa face steep declines

23 October 2014

Migratory species from the south east who fly south for winter are dropping sharply in numbers, a new report by the RSPB and partners has revealed.

Flying swift

Epic 28-hour flight for Aberfoyle osprey

23 October 2014

Two chicks raised in the Trossachs have become the first ospreys from the area to be tracked with the aid of satellite tags.

Female osprey at eyrie, Scotland

RSPB Cymru bring an early festive feel to the Darwin Centre

23 October 2014

RSPB Cymru is again opening its Christmas pop-up shop in the Darwin Centre in Shrewsbury this October, so if you’re stuck for Christmas gift ideas why not pop in for a visit and see what you’ll find.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Bad news for farmland birds

23 October 2014

The RSPB calls for Defra to make "every pound count" in a new wildlife-friendly farm scheme as official figures reveal huge drop in farmland bird numbers.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Conviction for English egg collector who ‘exported’ crimes to Bulgaria

22 October 2014

English egg collector who 'exported' crime to Bulgaria convicted

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Hen Harriers for LIFE

22 October 2014

A new EU project aims to secure the future of one of our most threatened birds of prey: the hen harrier.

Adult male hen harrier perched on heather, RSPB Loch Gruinart reserve, Islay

Hen Harriers for LIFE

22 October 2014

First cross-border project launched to save rare bird of prey

Female hen harrier with food