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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

FREE wildlife sessions offered to ‘green-up’ schools in Cardiff

21 October 2014

This autumn a brand new project, delivered in partnership with RSPB Cymru and the City of Cardiff Council , is offering FREE outreach sessions to primary schools to encourage more children to spend more time outdoors with nature.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Things that go bump in the valley...

21 October 2014

Sunday 26 October sees the return of ghosts to RSPB Sandwell Valley as the nature reserve opens its doors to spook visitors on the annual Halloween Howls.

Hedgehog foraging in leaves

Don’t put dredging ahead of other flood-prevention measures

21 October 2014

Conservationists are urging Government not to put dredging ahead of other flood-prevention measures

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Leaf hedgehogs and loo-roll bats

17 October 2014

Parents looking for activities to entertain and inspire their children during the tattie holidays should look no further.

Bat hanging

Summer-visiting birds increasingly taking a tumble

16 October 2014

The latest State of the UK Birds report shows a dramatic decline for some of our best loved migratory birds

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Things take a ‘tern’ for the better at local reserve

14 October 2014

Visitors had great views of fluffy common tern chicks this summer as they thrived for the first time in years.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Martha’s message to Aberdeen

13 October 2014

Martha died on 1 September 1914, and with her death the world’s most abundant bird became extinct.

Flock of birds flying past sunset

Number of vultures deaths per meal reduced by two thirds since deadly drug ban, says new study

13 October 2014

The number of vultures dying from diclofenac contamination in India has reduced by more than two thirds between 2005 and 2009, according to a study published today in an issue of the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (B) on the risk and impacts of pharmaceuticals in the environment.

Indian white-backed vulture

RSPB Scotland extremely concerned by consent for offshore windfarms

10 October 2014

RSPB Scotland has expressed major concerns about the granting of consent for four offshore windfarms in the Firth of Forth by Scottish Ministers today. The developments threaten Scotland's internationally important marine wildlife and in particular large colonies of seabirds.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB Scotland says new CAP greening decisions are fair and balanced

8 October 2014

RSPB Scotland says new CAP greening decisions are fair and balanced

Distant view of Cuilcagh Mountain, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Cyclist makes charity link between Cornwall and Caithness

7 October 2014

Seabird colony at mainland Britain’s northernmost point hosts benefits from fundraiser’s epic ride on a single-speed bike

Dunnet Head

Wales’ seabirds say ‘thank you’ as Welsh Government announces protected sites at sea

7 October 2014

RSPB Cymru today (Tuesday 7 October) would like to say ‘thank you’ to the Welsh Government for taking an important step towards protecting special sites for our seabirds in Wale’s coastal waters.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Magic and wild forays this half term at local nature reserve

7 October 2014

Autumn has arrived at RSPB Coombes Valley and to welcome the change in season; the nature reserve will be hosting a week of autumnal magic this half term from October 25 - November 2.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

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

6 October 2014

CairnGorm Mountain hosts viewings of rare wildlife including black grouse, ptarmigan and snow buntings

Ptarmigan, male moulting, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands

Global goose spectacle at Loch of Strathbeg

6 October 2014

A staggering 64,655 geese were counted at the reserve on 1 October, the highest number since September 2005.

Pink-footed goose flock taking flight

An autumn roam in the Valley

3 October 2014

On 25 October staff and volunteers at RSPB Sandwell Valley nature reserve will be inviting visitors to join them on a colourful roam around the reserve.

Male goldeneye displaying

More effort needed to save nature say scientists

3 October 2014

Nature is in crisis, and a new study is urging Governments to redouble efforts to save it

Lowland agile gibbon