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Canoe, climb and cycle with wildlife

4 January 2016

Beat the festive blues by getting Active in Nature with the RSPB and Sport England

New hide at RSPB Rainham Marshes reserve

World’s biggest school wildlife survey celebrates 15 years

4 January 2016

Tens of thousands of school children across the UK will be getting closer to nature in January by taking part in the world’s biggest schools wildlife survey.

Starling - BGBW 2011

Serve up a healthy dinner for garden birds this Christmas, says RSPB

22 December 2015

Put on a festive feast for garden birds this Christmas but avoid putting dangerous meat fat on the menu

Robin and goldfinch on feeder

Orkney Nature Festival returns for 2016

21 December 2015

The county’s fourth annual Nature Festival will run from Monday 16 to Sunday 22 May next year.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Festively-dressed spider doing well in new home

21 December 2015

One of the UK's rarest spiders is finding its new home in Dorset to its liking according to a new survey.

Ladybird spider

RSPB Scotland launches 20 year report on illegal killing of birds of prey

17 December 2015

RSPB Scotland has published a detailed 20 year review of the illegal killing of birds of prey in Scotland, which confirms that 779 protected raptors were illegally killed between 1994 and 2014.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB Scotland says budget misses opportunity to invest in environment

16 December 2015

The Scottish Government has today [Wednesday 16th December] announced its budget for 2016 which fails to allocate new resources to improving Scotland’s natural environment.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Nature Directives need better implementation

16 December 2015

The RSPB warmly welcomes today’s announcement that the UK government does not wish to renegotiate the Nature Directives.

Adult bittern wading in reedbed at the Lee Valley Country Park

New fracking laws put wildlife at needless risk, says RSPB

16 December 2015

New fracking laws put English wildlife at needless risk, says RSPB

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

All on board for launch of Marine Conservation Zone consultation

15 December 2015

The Northern Ireland Marine Task Force (NIMTF), a coalition of ten environmental organisations including RSPB Northern Ireland, has launched a campaign to support the designation of areas of marine conservation importance.

Bottlenose dolphin

Let them eat cake (bird cake that is!)

14 December 2015

This year has been unusually mild so far, resulting in plenty of natural food for birds but, once this starts to run out, you’ll see more birds arriving at your feeders.

Robin hovering in front of berry bird cake

Housing needs can be met without putting nature’s home at risk

11 December 2015

Norfolk can meet targets for new housing without damaging the homes of the county’s rare and threatened wildlife

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Follow the RSPB Coombes Valley Christmas Trail

11 December 2015

RSPB Coombes Valley nature reserve is hosting a Christmas Trail to get the whole family feeling festive from Saturday 19 December to Thursday 24 December.

mync_badger

RSPB Scotland says thanks to Aberdeenshire farmers

9 December 2015

RSPB Scotland hosted a celebration event in Aberdeenshire last Friday to thank farmers for trying to save an iconic bird.

Corn bunting perching on twig

RSPB Scotland says thanks to farmers in Angus

9 December 2015

RSPB Scotland held a celebration event in Angus last week to thank farmers for trying to save an iconic bird.

Corn bunting feeding on ground

RSPB Scotland says thanks to farmers in Fife

9 December 2015

RSPB Scotland hosted a celebration event in Fife today to thank farmers for trying to save an iconic bird.

Corn bunting perching in oilseed rape

RSPB Scotland welcomes refusal of peat extraction in Fife

8 December 2015

RSPB Scotland welcomed the announcement today that peatland habitat in Central Fife will not be damaged by further extraction.

Green sphagnum moss

An unexpected garden guest

8 December 2015

A family of nature lovers capture on camera the moment a kingfisher visits their garden

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Peregrine shot in County Durham

7 December 2015

Peregrine found shot in County Durham

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Everyone encouraged to try volunteering on the Eastern Moors in 2016

4 December 2015

Outdoor enthusiasts, wildlife addicts and conservation heroes of all ages and abilities are encouraged to give volunteering a go on the Eastern Moors, part of the Peak District National Park.

Boy with muddy hands