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Forth wildlife, communities and heritage set to benefit from major funding award

26 March 2014

An ambitious project that aims to revitalise and celebrate some of the Inner Forth’s key natural and historic locations has been awarded £1.9m by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Skein of pink-footed geese in flight against blue sky

Going the extra mile – Scottish Power gives nature a home

26 March 2014

Scottish Power has helped RSPB Cymru on the road to restoring an unique bog in the Mawddach Valley in Gwynedd back to its former glory.

View down towards estaury at RSPB Mawddach Valley nature reserve

Biomass power demonstration comes to Strathspey

24 March 2014

RSPB Scotland’s Insh Marshes nature reserve has been the setting for a demonstration of how agricultural products often put to waste could be used for generating power

View of Insh Marshes

Blackbird is most-spotted playground bird

24 March 2014

A UK-wide survey of birds in schools has revealed that the blackbird is the most common playground visitor for the sixth year in a row.

Boy taking part in Big Schools' Birdwatch

Charity dinner delivers donation for desperate vultures

21 March 2014

A novel fundraising event held in Perth last night raised £215.41 to help Save Asia’s Vultures from Extinction.

Long-billed vulture chicks at captive-breeding centre

Now is the time for the people of Wales to show what the Welsh countryside means to them, says TV wildlife presenter Iolo Williams

21 March 2014

The Welsh Government’s current review of their wildlife-friendly farming scheme ‘Glastir’, will close on 28 March, and this could be our last chance to get it right for Welsh wildlife.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Support your local in Rhayader and give nature a home at the same time

21 March 2014

Local pub and B&B owner Simon Moore in Rhayader has raised almost £200.00 for RSPB Cymru by completing a 10 mile run through the RSPB Carngafallt nature reserve.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

An eggstroadinary disaster has struck at RSPB Coombes Valley!

21 March 2014

The Coombes Valley Easter bunny has lost his Easter eggs. When will he learn? Help is needed from chocolate lovers, every day from 5 April – 27 April, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Government risks backlash in flood-hit regions over climate change inaction, poll shows

20 March 2014

The government risks a significant political backlash in flood-hit regions at the next general election unless it gets serious about combating climate change, according to a new poll published today (Thurs March 20).

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Major concern over consent for two offshore wind farms in Moray Firth

19 March 2014

Scottish Ministers have today granted consent for two major offshore windfarms in the Moray Firth. RSPB Scotland fully supports the development of offshore wind in Scotland but has major concerns about the impact these two huge windfarms could have on Scotland’s internationally important seabird populations.

Offshore wind turbine

Calling all youth rangers!

19 March 2014

Young people will have the chance to try their hand at what it takes to be a ranger, when the Eastern Moors Partnership launches its brand new Youth Ranger Programme.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Children chuffed at Attenborough praise

18 March 2014

Pupils at the Slamannan primary school in Falkirk have received two letters congratulating them from Sir David Attenborough.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Record entries for South Downs photography contest

18 March 2014

Seventy-one people entered the South Downs Futurescapes photography competition, and the standard of entries was very high.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Curry up to save Asia’s vultures

18 March 2014

Curry-lovers are invited to a dining experience with a difference on 20 March to help save Asia’s vultures from extinction.

Indian white-backed vulture

Homes under the hammer for broody birds

18 March 2014

The race to get on the property ladder has already begun for many young couples.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB Scotland welcomes Scottish Parliament’s constructive criticism of Scotland’s planning blueprint

14 March 2014

Four committees of the Scottish Parliament today published their recommendations on the Governments third National Planning Framework (NPF3).

Mosses on the mire at RSPB Vane Farm nature reserve

Leading countryside groups join forces to challenge fracking rules across the UK

13 March 2014

Poorly regulated fracking and shale gas extraction risks harming threatened species and polluting our waterways, according to a report produced by the UK’s leading wildlife and countryside groups.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Leading countryside groups join forces to challenge fracking rules

13 March 2014

Poorly regulated fracking risks harming threatened species and polluting our waterways, according to a report produced by the UK’s leading wildlife and countryside groups.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB welcomes plans to protect the sea bed

7 March 2014

The RSPB is backing Defra's plans to extend marine conservation zones to include Bembridge and The Needles on the Isle of Wight

Pair of kittiwakes on rock

A burning issue for England's upland wildlife

7 March 2014

Burning, drainage and other forms of intensive land management in England’s iconic peat-covered hills are threatening to create a series of environmental catastrophes.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds