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Wildlife is good for business

3 September 2014

The West Country’s water industry bosses are among a wide range of business leaders attending a major national conference today in London today to hear Sir David Attenborough and Deputy PM Nick Clegg speak about how making space for wildlife is good for business.

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Game-changing response required to tackle State of Nature crisis

3 September 2014

Finding game-changing solutions to the crisis facing nature is the theme of the landmark Conference for Nature today which features high-profile delegates including Sir David Attenborough, The Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, Germaine Greer and key people from business, politics, the utility sector and conservation

Hedgehog foraging in leaves

Isle of Wight bee-eaters rewrite the record books

2 September 2014

Bee-eaters nesting on the Isle of Wight have successfully raised eight chicks - the most successful breeding attempt on record in the UK.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB responds to common sense decision to drop estuary airport

2 September 2014

Common sense has prevailed as the Airports Commission rules out an airport in the Thames Estuary says RSPB following the decision today

Oystercatcher flock at high tide roost, RSPB Snettisham reserve

RSPB responds to ‘common sense’ decision to drop Thames Estuary airport

2 September 2014

Common sense has prevailed as the Airports Commission rules out an airport in the Thames Estuary.

Flock of knots

Ratty resurfaces in Strathspey

2 September 2014

Endangered water voles return to RSPB Insh Marshes after 20 year absence

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Don’t let the turtle dove become the UK’s ‘passenger pigeon’, says RSPB

1 September 2014

South east region is working with farmers to provide crucial habitats

Turtle dove in hawthorn hedge

Don’t let our turtle dove become the UK’s passenger pigeon

1 September 2014

As the world mourns the passing of the passenger 100 years ago, we're reminding everyone that our very own turtle dove could be heading for oblivion

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB Conwy is great for grown-ups this autumn!

29 August 2014

If you thought only children and families were catered for at RSPB Conwy – then think again! This autumn will see a new diary of events launched at the reserve catering for the more grown-up clientele!

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB Ynys-hir – where art and wildlife collide!

29 August 2014

Until the end of September young artist, Becky Thorley-Fox is using RSPB Ynys-hir and its wildlife as the inspiration for her next portfolio of paintings.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Autumn is in the air

26 August 2014

The past week has seen a real change in the weather, with dropping temperatures, squally showers and gale-force winds.

Cotoneaster berries in gardens at the Lodge

Red kite volunteer Andrea urges Government to take action over bird of prey persecution after thousands sign petition

21 August 2014

More than 6,000 support petition handed to minister in the wake of “Ross-shire massacre”

Red kite

Bee-eaters fledge on the Isle of Wight

20 August 2014

Four bee-eater chicks have fledged on the Isle of Wight after a joint protection operation by the National Trust, the RSPB and island naturalists

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Bringing a little bit of the Amazon rainforest to West Canvey Marsh

20 August 2014

The RSPB is excited to announce that for one night only they will be bringing a little bit of the Amazon rainforest to West Canvey Marsh.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSPB calls for agri-award entries

19 August 2014

If you are a wildlife-friendly farmer, or know someone who works hard to give nature a home on their land, time is running out to enter this year’s Farming Life and Danske Bank awards.

Rare orchid blossoms around Lough Neagh

19 August 2014

With its spirals of small white flowers resembling the braided hair of a beautiful maiden, the Irish Lady’s Tresses orchid is one of Northern Ireland’s most eye-catching and rarest plants.

Farmland landscapes with Slemish Mountain in the background

Frampton Marsh hosts first UK glossy ibis nesting attempt

18 August 2014

A pair of glossy ibises have brought a touch of the Mediterranean to our Frampton Marsh reserve this summer

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

School children give 50 new homes to dormice on Llangyndeyrn Mountain near Kidwelly

15 August 2014

Pontyberem and Bancffosfelen Primary Schools near Llangyndeyrn Mountain have given the rare “y pathew” dormouse new homes by putting up boxes for the shy animal.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Chris Packham to host RSPB’s Nature of Scotland Awards

13 August 2014

The 2014 shortlist was announced at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday night

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

A summer of wildlife in Newcastle and Gateshead

8 August 2014

Nature conservation organisation, the RSPB, is hosting a programme of family-friendly wildlife events in Newcastle and Gateshead this month.

Children looking at an insect