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RSPB Scotland appeal after rare raptor shot dead in south-west

11 August 2015

RSPB Scotland have issued an appeal for information following confirmation that a hen harrier found dead on a grouse moor had been illegally shot.

Ringtail hen harrier in flight

Queen bees reign again on Dungeness reserve

11 August 2015

Bumblebee reintroduction project reaches new milestone

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HLF funding launches project which will transform green spaces across Glasgow and help people discover their local wildlife

10 August 2015

A new project that aims to create more wildlife gardens across Glasgow has been given the green light.

Globe thistle in flower

Join in, sleep out and get connected to nature

6 August 2015

The RSPB is asking people to sleep outside this weekend (7-9 August) to get closer to nature as part of its Big Wild Sleepout event.

Titchwell Big Wild Sleepout

Join in, sleep out and get connected to nature

6 August 2015

Spend a night outside this weekend and help children get closer to nature.

Titchwell Big Wild Sleepout

Build memories of enjoying nature with a night under the stars

4 August 2015

It's the annual Big Wild Sleepout and wherever you spend the night, ensure it's with nature to build lifelong memories.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Breeding waders on the brink in Northern Ireland

4 August 2015

In a single generation the populations of lapwing, curlew, snipe and redshank in Northern Ireland have declined so drastically that they are now in danger of being lost from our countryside forever.

Adult male snipe in Northumberland

Long Live the Little Tern!

3 August 2015

Wildlife conservationists studying rare little terns nesting on Chesil Beach have discovered that two of the nesting colony residents are now fifteen and sixteen years old, and during their annual African migrations have notched up over 100,000km each.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

New research reveals climate change threat to uplands

31 July 2015

Researchers predict climate change is predicted to have severe impact on sensitive upland habitats

Golden plover among heather

Golden Plover in trouble but siskin and warblers thrive across Scotland

31 July 2015

The latest Breeding Bird Survey report reveals Golden Plover and Kestrel are in trouble across Scotland, whilst warbler and Siskin populations are thriving.

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RSPB chief executive challenges shooting industry to ‘take responsibility for its impacts’

31 July 2015

The RSPB’s chief executive, Dr Mike Clarke, has called on those within the shooting industry to take responsibility for both the positive and negative impacts their industry has on the wider public interest, including biodiversity and the natural environment.

Curlew feeding in grassy field

Shakespeare performed just ‘As you like it’

30 July 2015

RSPB Scotland nature reserve prepares to host an outdoor performance of one of Shakespeare’s play.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Some respite for the UK's birds

30 July 2015

Results from the latest bird survey present a mixed picture for our birds

Turtle dove in flight

Celebrate sealife in St Andrews

29 July 2015

As part of National Marine Week, RSPB Scotland is inviting people to join them to celebrate St Andrews’ coastal creatures.

FAME: Fulmar landing

International team fits satellite tags to keep tabs on UK’s rarest raptors

28 July 2015

Conservationists fit satellite tags to three Montagu’s harriers in East Anglia to learn about our rarest breeding bird of prey.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Take a walk on the wild side

28 July 2015

RSPB Scotland’s Loch of Strathbeg nature reserve invites visitors for a behind the scenes look at recent meadow restoration work.

Ragged robin

European bird protection law saves threatened species

28 July 2015

New research reveals that many of Europe's threatened birds owe their recovery to the Birds Directive

Avocet in flight

Bioblitz survey this weekend will aim to identify and record every species in the city, and everyone is welcome to join in

24 July 2015

RSPB Scotland is calling on people in Glasgow to help discover the city’s wildlife by taking part in a bioblitz this Sunday (July 26).

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

First photomarathon held at local loch

24 July 2015

RSPB Scotland Loch Leven is preparing for its first-ever photomarathon this August

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Wytham Woods celebrate a big wild night out

23 July 2015

On August 8, the RSPB and Oxford University will be welcoming families to camp under the stars and discover what really goes bump in the night at Oxford University’s famous wild woods as part of the annual RSPB Big Wild Sleepout.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds