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Berkshire under canvas

2 July 2014

Berkshire residents camped under the stars to raise money for nature with the RSPB.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Birds and Climate Change - A global review of the impact of climate change on birds

1 July 2014

Birds and Climate Change, a new book released today (July 1, 2014), shows that recent climate change has already had a significant impact on bird populations around the world.

FAME: Kittiwake in flight

Delight as Loch Garten reaches osprey milestone

1 July 2014

Sixty years on and Loch Garten approaches its 100th fledgling.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Protective parents!

30 June 2014

Herring gulls take parenting very seriously – whether they are on an unpopulated coastal island or in a town or city. Defending their nest and their young is part of their DNA.

Herring gull perching on railing

Five-point plan to protect England's uplands

30 June 2014

England's upland peatlands are vital for havens of wildlife and for helping to combat climate change and providing clean drinking water, but too many of these sites are in poor condition.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Rare Aspen hoverfly creating a buzz

27 June 2014

A rare Highland insect is benefiting from a research project to determine the conditions it needs to thrive.

Hammerschmidtia ferruginea

RSPB welcomes RDP funding

27 June 2014

The RSPB has welcomed Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill’s long-awaited announcement of funds for the Rural Development Programme (RDP).


Discover Oxford’s wonderful wildlife

26 June 2014

Summer wildlife discovery day.

Comma butterfly on verbena in gardens at The Lodge

South Devon RSPB Nature Reserve helps give rare bird a home

26 June 2014

The cirl bunting once faced extinction in the UK. However it is now making a comeback in its south Devon stronghold.

View of Labrador Bay

RSPB launches guided nature and history walks on the Ness Islands in Inverness

25 June 2014

RSPB volunteers will lead walks around the well-know beauty spot

Dipper perching on rock in stream

Big Wild Campout is coming!

24 June 2014

Last summer more than 200 people joined the RSPB to sleep out under the stars at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Cultra, County Down.

1072842 - Big Wild Sleepout at Titchwell

Bumper butterfly spectacle

24 June 2014

Rathlin Island could soon be all a-flutter with a rare species of butterfly.

Marsh fritillary butterfly amongst grass

Pesticide analysis underlines need for more sustainable farming

24 June 2014

A new analysis shows so-called neonic pesticides are causing significant damage to a range of beneficial insects

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB Scotland broadly welcomes new planning blueprints

23 June 2014

The Scottish Government this morning launched the third national planning framework for Scotland and a revised Scottish Planning Policy.

Mosses on the mire at RSPB Vane Farm nature reserve

Bumper butterfly spectacle hoped for on RSPB reserves

23 June 2014

Staff on RSPB’s Islay reserves are hoping for thousands of rare butterflies to emerge in the next few weeks resulting in a unique nature spectacle.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB Scotland calls for action to protect hen harriers

20 June 2014

RSPB Scotland is calling for more sporting estates to take action to protect the country’s hen harriers during the breeding season.

Ringtail hen harrier in flight

Primary schools celebrate nature

19 June 2014

Two primary schools in Perth are celebrating what they have learned about local wildlife this week.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Curlew champion meets his match

19 June 2014

One of Scotland’s fastest declining species got a visit from the MSP who has stepped up to be its champion.

Curlew profile

Happy campers for happy wildlife

19 June 2014

Families across Scotland will carry on camping for wildlife this weekend by taking part in the RSPB’s Big Wild Sleepout.

1073156 - Big Wild Sleepout Marshmallows

First for Isle of Wight marsh harrier pair as their chicks hatch on RSPB reserve

18 June 2014

A pair of marsh harriers is breeding for the first time on the Isle of Wight at the RSPB’s Brading Marshes reserve

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds