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Don't get in a flap about bats!

5 May 2015

The Partnership for Action against Wildlife Crime in Northern Ireland (PAW NI) has issued a reminder about the importance of protecting bats as they wake from their long winter hibernation.

Pipistrelle in flight at night

RSPB Scotland searches for leading lights of conservation

29 April 2015

Entries open for wildlife charity’s Nature of Scotland Awards

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

A prickle of hedgehogs and a scurry of squirrels among garden wildlife secrets

28 April 2015

RSPB Northern Ireland is encouraging people to get out and uncover the secrets of their outdoor spaces, after the second year of the charity’s Big Garden Birdwatch highlighted the importance of gardens to threatened wildlife.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

A prickle of hedgehogs and a scurry of squirrels among garden wildlife secrets

28 April 2015

RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch reinforces importance of gardens to wildlife in the Midlands.

Hedgehog foraging in leaves

A prickle of hedgehogs and a scurry of squirrels among garden wildlife secrets

28 April 2015

RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch reinforces importance of gardens to UK threatened wildlife

Slow-worm

A prickle of hedgehogs and a scurry of squirrels among garden wildlife secrets

28 April 2015

Hedgehog, squirrel and deer garden visits revealed in RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

A prickle of hedgehogs and a scurry of squirrels among garden wildlife secrets

28 April 2015

RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch reinforces importance of gardens to threatened wildlife

Hedgehog foraging in leaves

Ready, steady, sing!

27 April 2015

If you’re an early riser you’ve probably been lucky enough to hear the world’s finest sopranos, tenors and baritones taking part in the greatest concert on earth - the dawn chorus!

Song thrush singing

RSPB Scotland sets strict criteria for T in the Park

24 April 2015

Festival can go ahead as long as conditions observed, says wildlife charity

Female osprey landing at nest with moss

‘Flying start’ to see Coombes Valley’s spring stars

24 April 2015

RSPB Coombes Valley nature reserve, near Leek, is hosting a special fortnight to highlight some of their special spring stars on the reserve; pied flycatchers and redstarts.

Female pied flycatcher entering nestbox with food (taken from within nestbox)

Give nature a home with a helping hand from local nature

24 April 2015

On Sunday 26 April, RSPB Sandwell Valley will be inviting families to join them in the reserves wildlife garden to take part in lots of fun ‘hands on’ activities, all about attracting wildlife into gardens and green spaces.

Comma butterfly on verbena in gardens at The Lodge

SSE windfarm at Strathy South could take over 20 years to become carbon neutral

23 April 2015

It has been revealed that the Strathy South windfarm could take up to 24.8 years to ‘pay back’ the carbon impacts of its construction.

Blades of wind turbine

Nature groups join forces to benefit wildlife of river valleys in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

22 April 2015

Two of the largest nature organisations in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire are working together to protect important places for wildlife in the Upper Thames region.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Fire at Farnham Heath nature reserve

22 April 2015

Fire has damaged part of our Farnham Heath reserve, setting conservation back ten to fifteen years.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

New report highlights the value of the UK's wetlands

22 April 2015

BTO Wetland Bird Survey highlights importance of UK's wetlands

Flock of avocets on the Humber estuary

RSPB unveils second Giving Nature a Home advert

20 April 2015

Star of latest national television advertising campaign is… a frog!

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Dolphinwatch is back and bigger than ever!

20 April 2015

Today [17 April] sees the launch of Aberdeen’s third annual Dolphinwatch – a project helping people see one of the UK's most impressive wildlife spectacles.

Bottlenose dolphin

RSPB Scotland dismayed at SSE windfarm inquiry tactics

20 April 2015

Public inquiry into SSE’s controversial windfarm proposals at Strathy South delayed following procedural error by the energy giants.

Large wind farm in Scotland

TV presenter and RSPB President Miranda Krestovnikoff launches flagship project at this year’s RHS Flower Show in Cardiff

16 April 2015

History and wildlife presenter and RSPB President Miranda Krestovnikoff will launch the project Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff at this year’s RHS Flower Show in Cardiff tomorrow (Friday 17 April).

Sunflower

Ban mountain hare culls for three years, urge Scottish wildlife organisations

14 April 2015

A group of 10 high-profile wildlife and conservation organisations are calling on the Scottish Government to impose a three-year ban on all mountain hare culling on grouse moors.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds