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Invitation to quote

18 December 2014

The RSPB wish to promote the sustainable management of peatland, and other open habitats, on forestry land in Northern Ireland, and the further restoration of these habitats under forestry, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Forest Service.

Southern Damselfly

Conservation partnership urges Minister to rethink risky goose cull

18 December 2014

Response to SNH’s announcement on the goose management strategy.

Barnacle geese at Preston Merse

Rare visitor flies into reserve ahead of Father Christmas

18 December 2014

One of Britain's rarest beetles is discovered for the first time at Welsh reserve

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Put on a festive feast for garden birds this Christmas but avoid killer turkey fat

18 December 2014

RSPB Cymru is urging people to put on a festive feast to fatten up garden birds this Christmas, but to avoid leaving out the potentially dangerous leftover contents of their Christmas dinner roasting tins.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Generous gifts for Christmas birds

18 December 2014

Fundraisers mark centenary of passenger pigeon extinction with gruelling challenges to save the turtle dove.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Rare beetle drops out of the sky at RSPB Ynys-hir!

17 December 2014

A rare beetle, called the ‘inquisitor’ has been discovered for the first time at Cwm Llyfnant, part of RSPB’s Ynys-hir reserve near Machynlleth in mid Wales.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Bringing woodlands alive at Coombes and Churnet Valley

17 December 2014

On Friday, 12 December 2014, RSPB Coombes and Churnet Valley welcomed friends who have helped to bring local woodlands alive. The RSPB, as part of the Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership (CVLLP) are helping to drive change in the landscape, making the Churnet Valley a better place for people, birds and wildlife.

Warden Coombes Valley

RSPB Scotland responds to new offshore windfarm research

15 December 2014

RSPB Scotland responds to new research suggesting the majority of seabirds are likely to avoid offshore windfarms.

Pair of gannets preening on Bass Rock

Nature under threat

15 December 2014

RSPB NI believes that nature in Northern Ireland is under threat from deep and broad budget cuts.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Booming bird bounces back

15 December 2014

Bitterns - elusive heron-like birds once extinct in the UK - have had a record year in England with the highest number of individuals recorded since the 1800s, thanks to support from an EU conservation programme.

Bittern wading in reedbed

Waders Galore in the Western Isles!

12 December 2014

Bird survey confirms that Uists are best in Britain for breeding waders

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB Scotland welcomes conviction of gamekeeper for illegally killing a goshawk

11 December 2014

RSPB Scotland welcomes conviction of gamekeeper for illegally killing a goshawk.

Goshawk flying

Sandeel summit is first for Scotland

11 December 2014

RSPB lead groundbreaking talks at Scottish Seabird Centre to discuss how to recover vital ocean species

Puffin with sandeels in beak

Murmuration magic fills the winter sky

11 December 2014

Starling murmurations are set to darken the winter skies as part of an incredible not-to-be missed wildlife spectacle.

Starling roost at dusk

Murmuration magic fills the winter sky

11 December 2014

Dazzling starling murmurations are at there peak, so be sure not to miss this incredible wildlife spectacle.

Large flock of starlings congregating at dusk

Anglians challenge MPs to protect nature and wildlife

9 December 2014

Nature & wildlife-lovers from East of England in Westminster to challenge MPs on commitment to protecting nature and the environment.

RSPB logo on white

Mass rally in Westminster a wake-up call to politicians on nature

9 December 2014

Nature and wildlife-lovers are heading to the Houses of Parliament today to shake politicians out of the Westminster bubble and get them to take nature seriously.

Common seal yawning

FATS: The way to do it

8 December 2014

Scottish Water is encouraging customers to keep the water cycle going and help garden birds by disposing of cooking fats, oils and grease responsibly during the festive season and beyond.

Blue tit

Top three ways to help your garden birds this winter

8 December 2014

The RSPB is asking people to top up their bird feeders and provide fresh water and shelter for wildlife in their gardens during the frosty weather.

Great tit using RSPB feeder

Nature helps protect wetland one year after storm surge

5 December 2014

Sea defences at RSPB’s flagship Titchwell Marsh nature reserve completed one year after destructrive storm surge

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds