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TV presenter and RSPB President Miranda Krestovnikoff launches flagship project at this year’s RHS Flower Show in Cardiff

16 April 2015

History and wildlife presenter and RSPB President Miranda Krestovnikoff will launch the project Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff at this year’s RHS Flower Show in Cardiff tomorrow (Friday 17 April).

Sunflower

Ban mountain hare culls for three years, urge Scottish wildlife organisations

14 April 2015

A group of 10 high-profile wildlife and conservation organisations are calling on the Scottish Government to impose a three-year ban on all mountain hare culling on grouse moors.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

How to Re-wild your wellies?

13 April 2015

If you wan to celebrate the launch of Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff, RSPB Cymru’s flagship project in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council, you can Re-wild your Wellies at home by following the step-by-step Welly Wisdoms below.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Sut i Ail-wylltio eich welis?

13 April 2015

I ddathlu lansio Rhoi Cartref i Fyd Natur yng Nghaerdydd, project blaenllaw RSPB Cymru mewn partneriaeth â Chyngor Dinas Caerdydd, gallwch Ail-wylltio eich welis gartref drwy ddilyn ein ‘Cyngor Welis’ isod.

GNAH girl building a home

Starlight, star bright for UK’s wildlife

9 April 2015

RSPB challenges wildlife lovers to go back to basics with Big Wildl Sleepout 2015

1072842 - Big Wild Sleepout at Titchwell

RSPB launches special mountain “grouse-watches” for wildlife enthusiasts

9 April 2015

CairnGorm Mountain to host viewings of rare wildlife including black grouse, ptarmigan and ring ouzel

Male black grouse on lek at RSPB Corrimony nature reserve

Blackbirds top of the class again in RSPB’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch

7 April 2015

More than 4,000 pupils and teachers across Wales counted the birds in their school grounds for one hour of one day in the first half of Spring Term (5 January – 13 February 2015). The survey is part of RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch – the biggest garden wildlife survey in the world. This year over 28,000 people across Wales took part in this citizen science survey over one weekend at the end of January.

Male blackbird - BGBW 2011

Perfect view: new hide on Skye provides ideal place to see wildlife

2 April 2015

People hoping to see Skye’s amazing wildlife including a pair of majestic white-tailed eagles now have a spectacular vantage point to watch them.

White-tailed eagle flying

Cuts threaten Lough Erne curlews

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.

Calling curlew

Rathlin's wildlife under threat

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.

Adult chough on Oronsay RSPB nature reserve

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