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

6 November 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 perched on fence post, Wales

World wildlife spectacle on your doorstep

5 November 2014

One of the world’s most impressive wildlife spectacles is taking place on your doorstep

Flock of pink-footed geese at dawn at the RSPB Strathbeg nature reserve

Spotty spiders and shiny butterflies boosted by RSPB conservation efforts

5 November 2014

A spider that looks like a ladybird, a plant that resembles plaited hair and a 'greasy' butterfly have been among the conservation success stories on RSPB nature reserves this year.

Ladybird spider

An eye on remote seal pups

4 November 2014

People across the globe can tune in to watch grey seals being born on two of Orkney’s islands this autumn

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Spike in numbers for iconic Scottish bird

4 November 2014

In highland Perthshire this year, the numbers of one of Scotland’s most iconic birds were up 20%

Black grouse displaying at lek at dawn

Ffridd – a habitat on the edge

4 November 2014

A new report launched today highlights the importance of ffridd - also known as coedcae in south Wales – within the Welsh countryside, and hopes to raise awareness of its value for wildlife, people and farming.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

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

3 November 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.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

What does Dubai and RSPB Conwy nature reserve have in common?

3 November 2014

Niamh Stewart, who is originally from north Wales but now lives in Dubai with her parents, has raised £600.00 for RSPB Conwy nature serve.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Inquiry into controversial Sutherland windfarm delayed as developers reduce turbine numbers

3 November 2014

RSPB Scotland maintains its objection to proposed windfarm in the heart of the Flow Country

Greenshank in shallow water

Have a nature-friendly bonfire night, says the RSPB

3 November 2014

The RSPB is encouraging everyone to remember wildlife when planning bonfires and firework displays this weekend.

Hedgehog foraging in leaves

Study reveals startling decline in European birds

3 November 2014

Populations of common bird species have declined in Europe in the past 30 years, but some rarer birds have increased in numbers, say the University of Exeter, the RSPB and the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS).

Marsh harrier gliding over reedbed

RSPB has been grossly mis-represented says Society chief executive

2 November 2014

The RSPB has come under attack from a new campaign group. The Mike Clarke, the RSPB's Chief Executive responds.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

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

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

Youth as good as experience in race to help Shetland’s spectacular wildlife

29 October 2014

A 12-hour bird race organised by the Young Nature Volunteers in Shetland raised money to help a seabird tracking project

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds