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Help for hungry hedgehogs

4 April 2014

Prickly garden visitors may need some help after hibernation, says RSPB

Hedgehog

Reward for information about poisonings doubled to £10,000

3 April 2014

An anonymous donor deeply concerned about the illegal killing of 16 birds of prey in Ross-shire has come forward to increase the reward for information leading to a successful prosecution.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Girlguiding Rustle, Bustle and Squeak for the RSPB!

2 April 2014

Girlguiding South West England has raised nearly £17,000 for the RSPB over the last 18 months by taking part in an exciting new partnership project.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Staff and volunteers devastated at loss of much-loved birds of prey

2 April 2014

RSPB Scotland staff and volunteers who have dedicated years to helping birds of prey have spoken of their anger and disappointment after 16 birds were confirmed dead in Ross-shire.

Red kite in flight

All change for the cathedral’s peregrines

2 April 2014

A new pair of peregrines is breeding at Chichester Cathedral after the long-lived female has not returned to the nest.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

IPCC report highlights climate change affecting Scotland’s iconic natural heritage

31 March 2014

A major new report supports growing evidence that climate change is having a devastating impact on some of Scotland’s most iconic species and habitats.

Pair of kittiwakes on rock

Calling all budding photographers aged 11-25 in Arun and Rother

28 March 2014

Places on free photography workshops, taught by a wildlife and landscape photographer, are available in the Arun and Rother area for 11-25-year-olds as part of the ARC project

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Authorities appeal for information over poisoning in Ross-shire

28 March 2014

RSPB Scotland offer £5,000.00 reward for information that leads to conviction.

Red kite in flight

Scientists' climate change warning as kittiwake colonies disappear

28 March 2014

Scientists believe climate change is driving a crash in kittiwake numbers in northern Scotland, and some colonies will disappear entirely if the situation does not change.

Kittiwake on nest, Isle of May National Nature reserve

Big Garden Birdwatch West Sussex results: All change in the top three

27 March 2014

Gardens are vital for many much-loved species

House sparrow perched on wire fence

Big Garden Birdwatch results: All change in the top ten for Wales

27 March 2014

Over 20,000 people in Wales who took part in this year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch have discovered some interesting changes among our most popular garden birds, with some species that benefit from a bit of extra help creeping up the rankings.

Blackbird female

House sparrows swoop in to top Big Garden Birdwatch survey

27 March 2014

Back in January almost half a million people across the UK, including more than 12,000 in Northern Ireland, took part in the biggest wildlife survey in the world organised by the RSPB.

Male house sparrow about to land

London's changing soundscape

27 March 2014

2014's Big Garden Birdwatch shows London's dawn chorus is dimmer and subtly changed compared with that of a decade ago.

Goldfinches on feeder

Big Garden Birdwatch results: Goldfinch move up the rankings in Scotland

27 March 2014

Nearly 40,000 Scots took part in this year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and have discovered some interesting changes among our most recognisable garden birds, with one species that benefits from a bit of extra help creeping up the rankings.

Goldfinch on branch

Big Garden Birdwatch results: All change in the top ten

27 March 2014

Gardens are vital for many much-loved species

Young blue tit dangling from branch by one leg

In search of Glasgow’s vanishing speuggies

26 March 2014

RSPB Scotland and researchers at the University of Glasgow are looking for volunteers to help solve the mystery of Glasgow’s vanishing speuggies.

Male house sparrow on guttering

Return of Scotland’s famous ospreys

26 March 2014

Scotland’s osprey season is off to a flying start with the early return of a much-loved face to the RSPB’s Loch Garten Osprey Centre.

Female osprey taking off from nest at Glaslyn

Forth wildlife, communities and heritage set to benefit from major funding award

26 March 2014

An ambitious project that aims to revitalise and celebrate some of the Inner Forth’s key natural and historic locations has been awarded £1.9m by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Skein of pink-footed geese in flight against blue sky

Going the extra mile – Scottish Power gives nature a home

26 March 2014

Scottish Power has helped RSPB Cymru on the road to restoring an unique bog in the Mawddach Valley in Gwynedd back to its former glory.

View down towards estaury at RSPB Mawddach Valley nature reserve

Biomass power demonstration comes to Strathspey

24 March 2014

RSPB Scotland’s Insh Marshes nature reserve has been the setting for a demonstration of how agricultural products often put to waste could be used for generating power

View of Insh Marshes