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The search for skydancers sparks into life

18 March 2015

The RSPB re-launch the Hen Harrier Hotline to search for the rare birds

Ringtail hen harrier in flight

BOB gets a vote from Westbourne Change Opinion

18 March 2015

The RSPB's Vote for Bob campaign long listed in Westbourne100 Change Opinion Awards

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Nature: This general election’s missing issue?

18 March 2015

The National Trust, RSPB and The Wildlife Trusts are calling on people across the West Country to put nature at the heart of debate in the run up to May’s General Election and encourage candidates to support nature. Together the three charities have produced South West Nature 2015 - a new website that details landscapes, wildlife and the issues these face, across all 55 Westminster constituencies in the south west.

Lapwing - adult female in breeding habitat pasture

CAP rules jeopardise future of high nature value farming and crofting

12 March 2015

Recent Scottish Government decisions on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) rules and payments are likely to leave the fate of many farmers and crofters hanging in the balance.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB Scotland opposes calls from coal industry for new tax breaks and calls for a restoration fund to support coal communities

12 March 2015

RSPB Scotland is calling for the rejection of proposals to grant new tax breaks to support open cast coal extraction.

Loading truck, St Aidens opencast coal mine

Fake birds used to boost seabird population

11 March 2015

Fake birds are being placed on newly created habitat to boost numbers of breeding little terns at Langstone Harbour.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB Scotland warns time is running out for T in the Park as ospreys start returning to UK

10 March 2015

RSPB Scotland has today warned time is running out to reduce the impact of T in the Park on wildlife at Strathallan Castle in Perthshire.

Osprey female on eyrie in morning light

Songbirds killed on British military base in Cyprus reaches record

9 March 2015

900,000 songbirds were slaughtered on a British military base in Cyprus, here is our reaction

Illegally trapped robin on limestick, Cyprus

Spring into action on the Eastern Moors

6 March 2015

Get active outdoors on the Eastern Moors this spring, with a series of taster day events.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

New homes for nature in the heart of Birmingham and the Black Country

6 March 2015

Tools and diggers and are finally being put to bed as a project at RSPB Sandwell Valley to create larger, wilder areas for the benefit of nature and people in the heart of Birmingham and the Black Country successfully draws to a close in time for the onslaught of Spring.

Southern hawker dragonfly

Do you have the fun-draising factor?

3 March 2015

Every year, the fantastic energy and enthusiasm of fundraisers help RSPB Cymru raise thousands of pounds to help nature and wildlife in Wales.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

New research provides farmers with techniques to help turtle dove recovery

3 March 2015

New research could provide turtle doves with extra food, giving hope to their recovery.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Bristol, European Green Capital 2015, hosts key Nature and Wellbeing Summit

27 February 2015

A Nature and Wellbeing Summit will be hosted in Bristol next week as a part of the city's year as European Green Captial

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Celebrating 30-year partnership to save stone-curlews in the Brecks

26 February 2015

30 years of joint conservation work has turned around the fortunes of stone-curlews in the Brecks

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Seriously injured buzzard discovered on Yorkshire estate

26 February 2015

Police and RSPB issue joint appeal following the discovery of a injured buzzard

Buzzard in field

RSPB Scotland responds to application to hold T in the Park at Strathallan Castle

24 February 2015

RSPB Scotland has responded to the application to move T in the Park to a new venue at Strathallan Castle.

Adult male osprey perched in early morning sunlight, Scotland

New homes for threatened birds across the Galloway Hydro Scheme

19 February 2015

RSPB Scotland has been working with ScottishPower to give nature a home along the Galloway Hydro Scheme.

Male pied flycatcher at nestbox

Lapwing numbers at record high on RSPB Malltraeth Marsh reserve!

19 February 2015

Numbers of breeding lapwings are going from strength to strength on RSPB Malltraeth Marsh reserve on Anglesey in north Wales.

Lapwing - adult female in breeding habitat pasture

Game farm owner found guilty of pole trap offence

17 February 2015

The owner of Westfield Farm, Cropton, North Yorkshire, has been found guilty of permitting the use of a pole trap on the farm on 11 June 2014, and has been fined £4,000 at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Police and RSPB appeal for help to identify wildlife criminals

17 February 2015

Goshawk nest footage reveals men repeatedly visiting area in what appears to be an attempt to kill the birds.

Goshawk flying