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Budget cuts impact Lough Beg

1 April 2015

RSPB NI is warning that 100% cuts to the Natural Heritage Grants Programme will have a devastating effect on nature and the environment.

Lapwing feeding in wet meadow, Elmley Marsh RSPB reserve

Lining up to save London’s pollinators

30 March 2015

Londoners are being asked to give pollinator's a home then share details on an interactive map for a new project.

Bumblebee illustration

Osprey nest activities "unethical and unacceptable"

27 March 2015

A spokesman for RSPB Scotland said: “We regard the current activities around the osprey nest as unethical and unacceptable. Even if they are within the law, they must stop immediately.

Adult male osprey in flight, Scotland

Environment groups face severe cull from budget cuts

26 March 2015

Environment and heritage organisations in Northern Ireland today received confirmation of the scale of the budget cuts, with Department of Environment (DoE) cutting its Natural Heritage Grants programme by 100%.

RSPB Lower Lough Erne nature reserve, County Fermanagh

Shock at decision by Judicial Review on the M4

26 March 2015

RSPB Cymru is shocked and disappointed with today’s (Thursday 26 March) announcement that the Judicial Review has backed Welsh Government, against Friends of the Earth Cymru’s challenge over the decision to pursue the Black Route.

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch results: Fewer finches visiting our gardens

26 March 2015

But visits to gardens made by wrens, robins and blackbirds up from last year.

Male greenfinch perched on blossom

Sing a song of sixpence: Blackbirds top of the class again in RSPB’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch

26 March 2015

A record breaking year for Big Schools' Birdwatch

Male blackbird sitting on grass

The coast comes to life this Easter as Springwatch special comes to RSPB Bempton Cliffs

26 March 2015

BBC Springwatch at Easter returns to an RSPB reserve

Puffin with sandeels in beak

Fewer finches visiting NI gardens

26 March 2015

It’s been a record-breaking year in Northern Ireland for the world’s biggest wildlife survey, as the RSPB reveals more than 22,000 local people took part this year – 10,000 more than in 2014.

Female house sparrow - BSBW2011

RSPB Scotland’s Big Garden Birdwatch results: Robins and tree sparrows move up the rankings

26 March 2015

Over 43,000 people across Scotland took part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch this year, spending an hour counting the birds in their garden over the weekend of 24 and 25 January.

Male house sparrow - BGBW 2011

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch results: fewer finches visiting our gardens

26 March 2015

The RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch was once again revealed some exciting and interesting changes among our most popular garden birds

Male greenfinch perched on blossom

Canlyniadau Big Garden Birdwatch yr RSPB: Nifer lai o bincod yn ymweld â'n gerddi / RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch results: Fewer finches visiting our gardens

26 March 2015

Ond mae niferoedd telor y cnau, y robin goch a'r gnocell fraith fwyaf sy'n ymweld â'n gerddi wedi cynyddu ers y llynedd / But visits to gardens made by nuthatches, robins and great spotted woodpeckers up from last year

Robin on magnolia tree

RSPB Scotland announces special black grouse safaris at Corrimony nature reserve

25 March 2015

Close-up views of breeding displays made by special minibus tours

Adult male black grouse, facing right

Your Valley needs you!

24 March 2015

Staff at RSPB Sandwell Valley nature reserve are looking to the local community for help. Most people local to the reserve know by now that a brand new visitor centre, with the best views in the valley, will be opening this summer.

Artists participating in Silverdale and Arnside Art and Craft Trail

Re-wild your wellies and give nature a home in Cardiff

20 March 2015

To celebrate the launch of Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff, RSPB Cymru’s flagship project in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council, Cardiff residents are being invited to re-wild their wellies and plant-out record numbers of old wellingtons for wildlife.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Ail-wylltiwch eich welis a rhowch gartref i fyd natur yng Nghaerdydd

20 March 2015

Er mwyn dathlu lansio Rhoi Cartref i Fyd Natur yng Nghaerdydd, project blaenllaw RSPB Cymru mewn partneriaeth â Chyngor Dinas Caerdydd, mae trigolion Caerdydd yn cael eu gwahodd i ail-wylltio eu welis a phlannu’r niferoedd uchaf erioed o hen welingtons ar gyfer bywyd gwyllt.

GNAH girl building a home

Eggy madness at Coombes Valley this Easter

20 March 2015

RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve, near Leek, is hosting an Easter trail for the Easter holidays; it’s an opportunity for you and your family to come and discover woodland in a fun way.

Empty blackbird eggshell

World expert on peatlands to aid RSPB case against SSE’s controversial Flow Country windfarm

20 March 2015

Campaign against SSE’s Strathy South proposal intensifies in run up to inquiry

RSPB Forsinard reserve, bog pool with cotton grass, sphagnum etc

UK Government's intention to create marine protected area around Pitcairn is 'visionary'

18 March 2015

The Government's intention to create a marine protected area around Pitcairn is a massive boost for wildlife conservation in the UK's Overseas Territories

Henderson petrel

Help protect house martin homes

18 March 2015

It’s that time of year again when we see and hear birds building nests in preparation for the breeding season.

House martin collecting mud for nest