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Gamekeeper fined after tawny owl caught in illegal trap

31 July 2014

A gamekeeper has been fined £700 after he set an illegal trap and the tawny owl caught in it had to be euthanised.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Government grant helps RSPB Scotland’s Glasgow nature project to grow

29 July 2014

An RSPB Scotland project that aims to re-connect people in Glasgow with nature, has been awarded a Talking Science Grant by the Scottish Government.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB Scotland welcomes Government protection for Scotland’s seabirds

24 July 2014

New legislation is first step towards saving iconic species

Pair of kittiwakes on rock

RSPB Scotland welcomes approval for two new wind projects

23 July 2014

Careful management of wildlife habitats is key

Wind farm

Kent’s famous short-haired bumblebees show signs of breeding success

22 July 2014

Two worker bees found at RSPB Dungeness last week are evidence that the queen bees introduced from Sweden this spring have nested.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Helping people discover the wonder of sea eagles

22 July 2014

A programme of activities to encourage more people to come and watch magnificent white-tailed eagles in Fife was launched yesterday.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Lucky black-winged stilt chicks who hatched on Friday 13th fledge at Medmerry

21 July 2014

Friday the 13th is supposed to be unlucky – but not for the three rare black-winged stilt chicks which hatched on that day in June at RSPB Medmerry. They have beaten the odds and fledged successfully.

Black-winged stilt stretching

MSP champions fat bird of the barley

17 July 2014

An MSP who will champion one of Scotland’s fastest declining species visited a farm that is helping to save it

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Disaster for Gwent Levels

17 July 2014

RSPB Cymru expressed outrage with the Welsh Government’s decision announced yesterday (Wednesday 16 July) to plough ahead with plans to build a M4 Relief road to the South of Newport (Black Route), which would cut right through the heart of the Gwent Levels.

RSPB Scotland welcomes report exposing absence of golden eagles in southern Scotland

16 July 2014

RSPB Scotland has welcomed the publication of a report by Scottish Natural Heritage exposing the absence of protected golden eagles from large tracts of suitable habitat in southern Scotland.

Golden eagle

New film reveals important role of Welsh peat bogs in fighting climate change.

15 July 2014

A new film about a peatland restoration project in north Wales has shown that restoring Wales’ extensive peat bogs may reduce flooding, help give more wildlife a home, and may even be the key to reducing Wales’ carbon emissions and combating climate change.

Golden plover in summer plumage

Milestone for osprey conservation as 100th chick takes to the air at RSPB Loch Garten

14 July 2014

The 100th osprey to fledge from a famous nest in the Highlands took to the air for the first time over the weekend.

Osprey female on eyrie in morning light

New report: why we need a new recipe for farming, wildlife, food and public health

14 July 2014

Ten organisations come together for the first time to challenge future governments to fix our broken food system

Skylark, North Uist

RSPB: careless disposal of plastic bags puts marine birds at risk

10 July 2014

Conservation charity speaks out after red-throated diver found with plastic bag in remote area of Western Isles

Red throated diver, summer plumage, wing flapping

RSPB nature reserve in Comedy of Errors

9 July 2014

Shakespeare’s shortest play will make a star appearance at an RSPB nature reserve, 450 years after the bard’s birth.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB Scotland asks crofters to “mind the corncrake”

7 July 2014

Characteristic bird of the Western Isles relies on sensitive mowing for survival

Corncrake hiding in meadow

Chichester Cathedral peregrine chicks delight with first flights

4 July 2014

The male and female Chichester Cathedral peregrine chicks have taken their first flights as our project there ends.

Retired teacher from Machen is honoured in annual awards

4 July 2014

A retired teacher from Machen near Caerphilly has been honoured in the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) annual awards for volunteering more 400 days to help connect more families with nature and the environment.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

School children enjoy their introduction to sea eagle family in Western Isles

3 July 2014

Carinish pupils come eye to eye with mighty birds on boat trip from Lochmaddy

Adult white-tailed eagle in flight over sea

London gets "In-Tents"

2 July 2014

Londoners have been raising money for nature by camping outdoors with the RSPB's Big Wild Sleepout.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds