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Secure future for the Lake Vyrnwy estate farm

12 June 2015

RSPB Cymru is delighted to announce that the long term future of the Lake Vyrnwy estate farm in Powys, mid-Wales has been secured.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Dolphinwatch leaps to new heights!

11 June 2015

Record numbers of people have visited Aberdeen’s third annual RSPB Dolphinwatch so far this year.

Bottlenose dolphin

Minister praises project to RESTORE sites for nature

10 June 2015

Representatives from a variety of sectors have gathered together for the first time to discuss the mineral industry’s role in restoring sites for nature conservation and biodiversity.

Bugs-eye view of wet meadow in flower

Harnessing the power of the Severn could provide renewable energy boost

9 June 2015

The Swansea Bay tidal lagoon could make an important contribution to the UK's renewable energy targets, but it must work in harmony with nature

Roost of dunlin with oystercatchers in background at the RSPB Snettisham nature reserve

Conservation partnership launches sea eagle viewing project on Skye: RSPB President Miranda Krestovnikoff celebrates partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland at special event at Kylerhea

9 June 2015

RSPB President Miranda Krestovnikoff has joined members of the local community and staff and volunteers from Forestry Commission Scotland and RSPB Scotland to celebrate a wildlife viewing project that has been established at Kylerhea, overlooking the narrows between Skye and the mainland.

White-tailed eagle in flight

SSE wants 39 wind turbines at Strathy South when as few as two could do the job

9 June 2015

SSE wants 39 wind turbines at Strathy South when as few as two, located elsewhere, could do the job

Micro turbine blurred

Fourth unexplained male hen harrier disappearance in Bowland

8 June 2015

Lancashire Police and the RSPB are appealing for any information on bird which had nest.

Male hen harrier in flight carrying twigs

West Country seabirds top list of most threatened EU birds

3 June 2015

Puffin, fulmar, kittiwake and Balearic shearwater all listed as endangered and vulnerable in new “red” list of European birds

Balearic shearwater in flight

One fifth of Europe's birds are facing the threat of extinction

3 June 2015

A new assessment of European birds has revealed that nearly one fifth (18 per cent) are considered to be at risk of extinction across the European Union

Eider duck at sea

RSPB partner with supermarket Aldi to connect more than half a million children with nature

3 June 2015

The partnership forms part of Aldi’s 25th anniversary celebrations and will see carrier bag profits donated to the RSPB. In the Midlands; Birmingham and Black Country children are already getting close to nature thanks to the partnership scheme.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB partner with supermarket Aldi to connect more than half a million children with nature

2 June 2015

Aldi’s partnership with the RSPB will see the supermarket donate all profits from carrier bag sales in its stores throughout England and Wales to the RSPB from July 2015. Proceeds from sales in Scotland will be donated from the New Year onwards, helping support the charity’s nationwide efforts to give nature a home.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Male hen harrier disappears from Cumbrian nest

2 June 2015

Four male hen harriers have disappeared this summer in England while away from their nests

Male hen harrier in flight, with prey

Bags for life become bags for wildlife

2 June 2015

Partnership forms part of Aldi’s 25th anniversary celebrations and will see carrier bag profits donated to the RSPB

Children playing in grass

RSPB report highlights importance of wildlife to Skye economy: Meanwhile the RSPB reports “enthusiastic visitor response” to new Sea Eagle project at Kylerhea

31 May 2015

Following a survey of visitors to the island, RSPB Scotland has issued an economic impact assessment which indicates that Skye’s tourism businesses are receiving a significant boost from visitors hoping to see some of the island’s charismatic wildlife.

White-tailed eagle perched on boulder

RSPB offers swift service to UK Local Authorities

29 May 2015

RSPB offers swift advice to UK Local Authorities

Swifts flying at low level over rooftops

White-tailed eagle project celebrates significant milestone: BBC Springwatch reveal 100th breeding pair on Hoy

28 May 2015

Forty years after white-tailed eagles were reintroduced to Scotland these magnificent birds have reached the important milestone of 100 breeding pairs.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Project to save Scotland’s red squirrels given a boost by RSPB Scotland

25 May 2015

Environment Minister hails mission to save the popular native mammal

Red squirrel in Scots pine tree

Let's keep to the bee line

22 May 2015

The Bee Coalition has reacted with dismay to news that the National Farmers' Union is attempting to sidestep an EU ban on neonicotinoids, pesticides known to be harmful to bees.

Queen short-haired bumblebee on clover

Mark makes it back, but where are his mates?

20 May 2015

RSPB encourages people to keep a look out for UK's rarest breeding bird of prey

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Your challenge if you wish to accept it: cycling three times the height of Snowdon every day for seven days!

19 May 2015

This summer one man will take on a challenge of a lifetime and cycle three times the height of Snowdon every day for seven days!

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds