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East Scotland sea eagles try again

17 June 2014

A white-tailed eagle chick has successfully hatched in Fife for the second year running, it was announced today.

Shelly fledging

School holidays gone wild

16 June 2014

Parents looking for activities to entertain and inspire their children during the summer holidays should look no further.

Family at Labrador Bay

Food strategy in Wales must support farmers who maintain and enhance the environment

16 June 2014

The Welsh Government’s Action Plan for the Food and Drinks Industry was announced on Friday 13 June, and presents an opportunity to demonstrate real intent in progressing its ecosystem approach to land management in Wales.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Thousands sleep out to help wildlife

16 June 2014

People setting-up camp in gardens, up a tree, on a farm and even in a cave!

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Thousands sleep out to help wildlife

16 June 2014

People are setting-up camp in gardens, up a tree, on a farm and even in a cave!

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Wardens wowed by spring success

13 June 2014

Delight after black-headed gulls nest for the first time in years, and little ringed plovers for the second time ever.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Fen restoration is horse-play at Loch of Strathbeg

13 June 2014

Work is being stepped-up to restore a fen meadow at a local nature reserve, thanks to a HLF backed project.

Proud stilt parents standing tall as first UK chicks hatch after 27 years

13 June 2014

Two pairs of black-winged stilt - a rare Mediterranean wading bird - which has not bred successfully in the UK for nearly 30 years have hatched their first chicks on RSPB reserves in Kent and West Sussex in south-east England today.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Red kite records wanted

13 June 2014

A conservation charity is appealing for members of the public to report nesting red kites across Angus.

Aberdeenshire red kite chicks

Aberfoyle ospreys provide soap opera viewing with love triangle in the Trossachs

12 June 2014

Male ospreys face a challenging summer: a 3,000-mile commute, a fight for the best mate, and then long months of fishing to feed a hungry brood.

Glaslyn 2006 osprey chick

Every plant tells a story

12 June 2014

On Sunday 29 June, from 1 pm – 3 pm, visitors are being invited to delve into the secret life of plants at RSPB Coombes Valley nature reserve.

Knapweed

CAP deal does too little to encourage greener farming

11 June 2014

RSPB Scotland says decisions announced today by Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead on how to spend £4.2 billion of farm subsidies do too little to encourage greener farming or support farmers who manage Scotland’s most environmentally important land.

Tractor collecting silage

Glimmer of hope for England's hen harriers

11 June 2014

The hen harrier - England’s most threatened bird of prey - has taken a small step back from the brink of extinction

Adult male hen harrier perched on heather, RSPB Loch Gruinart reserve, Islay

RSPB Scotland welcomes Highland Council objection to Strathy South windfarm

10 June 2014

Strathy South application will now go to a public inquiry

Greenshank in shallow water

‘Poor’ deal for English farming: a ‘wasted opportunity’ for environment

10 June 2014

A poor deal for wildlife and a wasted opportunity, that's our view of Defra's announcement today on greening agriculture

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Beetlemania rocks Coll

9 June 2014

Rare oil beetle found in abundance on Hebridean island

Machair habitat on Coll

Giving volunteers a home at Portmore Lough

9 June 2014

Portmore Lough outside Aghalee is a haven for birds and wildlife but now, thanks to an exciting new project, volunteers will have the chance to make their home at the RSPB reserve too!

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

National peatland plan welcomed

6 June 2014

RSPB Scotland has today welcomed the publication of the important National Peatland Plan – the consultation on the future of Scotland’s peatland.

View from visitor trail, including snow-capped Ben Griam, RSPB Forsinard Flows

Shetland’s Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Buildings officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal

6 June 2014

The opening ceremony for the newly refurbished Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Buildings in Shetland took place this week.

Puffins sitting on stone wall at RSPB Sumburgh Head nature reserve

Major EU funding award to enhance seabird populations on Shiant Islands

6 June 2014

A project to safeguard Scotland’s threatened seabird colonies has been awarded almost £450,000 of European Union funding.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds